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    Can you use 130mm hubs w/ 135mm spacing?

    Can you use 130mm hubs on a cross frame with 135mm rear spacing? IS there a safe way to add spacers? Thanks

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    I use 130mm Cane Creek road wheels on my 135mm spaced frame.

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    If need be, you can swap out the axle for a longer one and use spacers.

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    remember to have the wheel redished to 135mm.......most good LBS's would recommend that also

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowheels
    remember to have the wheel redished to 135mm.......most good LBS's would recommend that also
    Or add spacers to both sides and skip the advice above.

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    Or just buy a mountain bike rear skewer and clamp the b*tch down...

    I've been running 130 wheels on my Las Cruces for two years this way...zero problems and a $5 fix, as opposed to dicking around with axles, spacers and re-dishing wheels.

    Stop overthinking people...it's 2.5mm per side...

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    I wouldn't clamp down a Alu frame but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    Or add spacers to both sides and skip the advice above.
    It's not bad advice.....just the proper way to do it if price is not an issue.

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    I don't mean to derail anything here and this has potential to be a silly question, would running mountain hubs and road cranks create any chainline issues? the frame is spaced to 132.5.
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    ^that sounds pretty safe.

    you gonna race this year? from what i remember, santa cruz has a VERY cool cross scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    I wouldn't clamp down a Alu frame but that's just me.
    I've done it to my Salsa Las Cruces for two years and had zero problems. Again, it's 2.5 MILLIMETERS per side...no big deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowheels
    It's not bad advice.....just the proper way to do it if price is not an issue.
    I just want to be able to use all my wheels on all my bikes. If I can get away with using wheels with 130mm spacing on a cross frame with 135mm spacing, then I'm happy. I guess the best solution is to buy a cross frame with 130 mm rear spacing. But I had my eye on a frame that was a good deal, but it had 135mm spacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvthemas
    I don't mean to derail anything here and this has potential to be a silly question, would running mountain hubs and road cranks create any chainline issues? the frame is spaced to 132.5.
    Mountain hubs are not really different than road hubs in regard to chainline. I intermix many road and MTB parts on various bikes. I think Sheldon summed it up very well. He says that what is now called MTB parts is a marketing ploy more than anything else. They used to be called touring parts as they could handle a wider range of gears than "road" parts.

    Hope this helps

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    Give it a few years. Road stuff will, inevitably, go to 11 or 12 speed and spacing will spread to 135 in the back...

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