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Old 02-07-07, 11:21 AM   #1
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I'm going to get flamed .......

I just ordered, from my LBS, Mavic A-714 rims, 36 hole, 3 cross, with Deore XT hubs. My Bianchi's rear spacing is only 130mm ... the LBS told me they will change the "axel and spacers" changing the hub spacing to 130mm.... is this really doable or is it hinky?


Update: The LBS just told me that they will install a 130mm axel, and install modified spaces, taking up most of the 5mm on the non-drive side (alowing for normal chain/chainstay clearences) then when they build the wheel they will adjust the dish accordingly.....I'm just being a worried parent!

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Old 02-07-07, 11:49 AM   #2
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Don't worry - it all sounds good. Nice thing is, you'll have a mechanic spending a lot of time on that wheel before you leave with it.
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It's doable, I just had the same thing done to a set of LX hubs. Just make sure they re-dish the rear wheel for 130mm. cost me 15.00.......to have it done.
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cool .... my blood presure is coming down.......... thanks!
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What material is your bike?
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It's a 2006 Bianchi Axis .... Aluminum why ??
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It's a 2006 Bianchi Axis .... Aluminum why ??
Steel frames can have the rear spacing widened whereas Aluminum and carbon frames cannot. Hence if you had a steel frame they could adjust the rear to the 135mm wheel rather than change the axle and redish the wheel.
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Yeah I second what nowheels is saying here. You've probably got the Axis then? Easton Ultralite Aluminum should be your frame material. That is probably one of the stiffest aluminums out there. When I read that you got an XT hub with your wheel, I immediately got confused because your hub spacing on your frame should be as you say 130mm. So what should happen is they will try to force the 135mm hub into a 130mm spaced rear fork - not a good idea with that aluminum. The term used is Cold Setting, CS and is only effective with steel frames, for many reasons I don't need to explain here. Furthermore, the bike shop does not have to change the axle, because it is plenty long. There should be no need for spacers either. I would tell your shop to get you the correctly spaced rear hub, any road hub (tiagra, 105, ultegra) should work fine. They may have worried that your mountain bike cassette (came stock with Axis) wouldn't fit, but that is not a problem. A mountain 9 speed cassette should fit on your road hub's freewheel body.
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