Here is my dilemma--I am ordering a kelly cyclocross frame. The rear is set 135mm to accept mtb hubs. I have a pair of good road wheels [set to accept the standard 130mm] and it seems to me that it is much easier and cheaper to find 130mm 700c wheel sets. The sound logic behind the 135 mm is that the mtb hubs are more durable and thus more suitable for a cyclocross bike...but I don't want to have to get custom made wheels [mtb hubs coupled with 700c rims]. Kelly can set the spacing at 130mm...so its no problem, except [here is my question] Can I use an XT mountainbike crank, XT rear and front derailers with a 130mm rear wheel, and a Ultegra cassette and still maintain a proper chain line, etc???
Or can I just use 130 mm wheels with 135 mm spacing...last night I was able to put the road wheels on my mountain bike? Would I cause problems by simply squeezing the rear the 5mm to fit the road wheels?