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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    this builds on a question i asked a few weeks ago... if my bike has 135 rear spacing, i've been told that i can get a hub designed for 120 and space it out if the axle is long enough... easy. if it's not long enough i can change out the axle for a longer one? is this easy? are axles pretty much all the same or what do i need to watch out for? i've taken apart my surly hub before to replace the bearings, so i know HOW to do it, provided i have the right parts.
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    Do you already have the hub? There are inexpensive 135mm hubs available...

    That said, respacing with a new axle isn't any harder than rebuilding your hubs. Just take off the "cones" (if a cartridge hub) and locknuts, switch the axle out, add cones, add spacers, add locknuts. Ta-da.
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    You can squeeze 5mm on a steel frame no prob.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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