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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry_Monkey View Post
    I have read in several places that it is not recommended to spring the rear end of an aluminum frame that way. And probably just as many people that say it works just fine. 2mm stretch on each chain/seat stay doesn't seem like much. But I do tend to ride it hard when I get a chance to... we use to randomly call out sprints to the next telephone pole and HAMMER it. Anything to break up the long stretches of New Jersey country side.

    I know the 979 is a very pliable frame, but I'll error on the side of caution. I've got two 126mm rear wheels ready to go, a third that needs some work, and am looking at picking up parts for a fourth and/or fifth read wheel. So I will be set for quite some time for the Vitus and my older Peugeot Ventoux (PH501).

    And truth be told, I'm a compete gear head and I'm itching to build up a newer 130mm bike.

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    Anybody wanting to build 4 or 5 wheels for 2 bikes is OK by me!

    I don't know if it's an option, but the Sun XCD cassette hub with the "short" cassette body might make a cool rear wheel: http://sunxcd.net/hubs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Anybody wanting to build 4 or 5 wheels for 2 bikes is OK by me!

    I don't know if it's an option, but the Sun XCD cassette hub with the "short" cassette body might make a cool rear wheel: Hubs ? SunXCD - Bicycle Components

    The 120mm model? Hmmm.... that would mean 6mm of spacer, and then trying to find a 7 Speed cassette that would be compatible with the rest of the vintage drive train in my case. Actually, finding 126mm freewheel hubs is relatively easy - compared to finding 135mm hubs that will take a Campy 10 speed cassette. (but that is another story).

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    My Vitus 979 seems to have a rear spacing of 114 mm. I believe it should be at least 126 mm. Could years in storage cause the rear dropouts to converge? Or is that normal and I just need to flex it out to drop a wheel in? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikivuckovich View Post
    My Vitus 979 seems to have a rear spacing of 114 mm. I believe it should be at least 126 mm. Could years in storage cause the rear dropouts to converge? Or is that normal and I just need to flex it out to drop a wheel in? Thanks.
    That doesn't sound right. My 979 came 126mm OLD as you suspected.
    Check the rear triangle for damage. Perhaps it got compressed by something while in storage.
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