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    quien es mas macho? BlindRobert's Avatar
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    narrow front hub?

    I have an old Gitane track bike and the front fork is spaced 94mm. I have the original wheels but they are attached to old tubular rims which I find inconvenient for city riding.

    I would like to either re-build the wheels with new clincher rims around the original hubs (Normandy with single sided fixed rear - high flange) OR just buy new wheels and leave the originals intact for a future owner to enjoy. Anybody know who makes a modern front hub that can have the spacers adjusted down to 94mm?

    I tried spreading the fork blades a little, but 6mm is a lot and those round track fork blades are STIFF.

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    quien es mas macho? BlindRobert's Avatar
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    Oh, and if anyone has a good source for a 22.0mm quill stem - track stem, please let me know where!

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    Sneldon answers your second question with sandpaper.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html
    0.2 mm is not a lot of material to remove.
    As to the first. Could you loose 1mm from the outside face of the cone and 1 mm from the thickness of the locknut with a grinder? This would loose you 4 mm overall.

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