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Old 01-05-09, 09:08 PM   #1
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Respacing from 135mm to less...

I have a frame I bought off of a builder who built it for himself.

It is a "ATB - Fixie", basically - so it has 135mm rear spacing.

Dedacciai Zero Uno.

I want to have a nice wheelset built for it but because of the way it was built, I can only use the Level Component Hubs. I really like them but I don't want to have to spend $500 for a wheelset.

Would anyone recommend doing or not doing a respacing on the frame so I can have an option or two?

How much would something like that cost and most importantly, would it compromise the integrity of the frame?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-06-09, 07:32 PM   #2
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I don't understand why you couldn't just use a 135mm ss mtb hub, why does it have to be a Level?

Also, you'll get a better chainline with the 135mm hub, assuming you're using mtb cranks.

But, fwiw, respacing is easy and cheap, a good bike shop should be able to do it.
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I don't understand why you couldn't just use a 135mm ss mtb hub, why does it have to be a Level?

Also, you'll get a better chainline with the 135mm hub, assuming you're using mtb cranks.

But, fwiw, respacing is easy and cheap, a good bike shop should be able to do it.
I already have a SS and a geared so I want to ride this frame fixed.

I appreciate the info..

Thanks.
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I already have a SS and a geared so I want to ride this frame fixed.

I appreciate the info..

Thanks.
gotchya...seen this? http://www.ebikestop.com/surly_rear_...ack-HU0209.php
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