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    Cold setting frame

    I have done this several times before with no problems but never with this type of frame. The frame is a 1987(?) Trek 800 Antelope MTB frame. It is made of Chromoly plain gauge MTB frame tubing 800. I want to go from 126mm to 135mm. I have never heard of this frame material before. Is there any more or less problems cold setting a frame made from this chromoly steel? I know this is not a high end bike but it should have many years left in it. Thanks, Rich

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    The deal is yo' steel is still steel fo' real.

    Translation: It will spread to 135mm just fine

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    Thanks

    And it did. It went to 135mm with no problems at all. Thanks

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    Speaking of cold setting steel.....

    Is it necessary to c/s a steel frame when you have 126mm but your wheel is a 130mm? .... or is it just fine to spread it "by hand" ? I would go ahead and try it but am a little hesitant.....
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    edit:

    It pressed apart pretty easily! The Mavic Cosmos fit in perfectly.
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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