So this might be kind of a dumb idea/thread, but when I rebuilt the rear wheel on my '88 Bianchi (6-speed, 126mm), I felt it was kind of a shame to unbalance the spoke tensions so much to dish the wheel. It occurred to me recently that since I don't need super-close gears for the riding I do (commuting, randonneuring, and group rides), I could switch to a 5-speed cluster and move 5mm worth of spacers to the NDS. Despite being obsolete for 40 years or so, there's still plenty of 5-speed freewheels around, and I could have a nearly-symmetrical wheel.
Has anyone here done this? Or should I just quit thinking about it and ride my bike?