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Old 09-26-06, 08:06 PM   #1
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135mm to 120mm spacing question

ok...a total noob question...i'm no wrench, so please excuse my ignorance...

i had a wheel made for 135mm spacing to fit with a conversion...i'm buying a streamroller frame and want to reuse the rear wheel, but i think the rear track ends are 120mm...

is respacing the wheel just a matter of taking out the spacers on the axel? or is there some mystic voodoo i don't know about? doesn't have to be redished or anything does it?

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Old 09-26-06, 08:37 PM   #2
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yeah if it has spacers, just take out 15mm worth of spacers, equal amounts off of each side.
What kind of hub is it, then we'll be able to be sure.
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it's a black 36h iro hub....
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Measure how many MM of spacers on it, because IRO makes hubs in 120, 126, and 130 mm. So it could be a 126 or a 130 with spacers and you'd be screwed. If you measure the amount of spacers and it turns out to be 15, then you are money and you can just take them out. Once you take them out, make sure you snug up the outer lock nuts (the nut that touches the inside of the dropout), because on iro hubs those tend to crack when you over-tighten the outer track nuts. Don't over tighten the inner ones though, like I said just snug them up, because it will put more stress on the bearings, basically hand tight, maybe a tenth of a turn with a wrench past hand tight. Sorry for the lack of punctuation, and the little kid detail, I'm tired as hell and just want to make sure everything works out for you.
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I'm pretty sure all of the IRO hubs are 120mm, and they are just spaced to 126, 130, or 135. So to answer your question, you should be able to just remove the spacers.
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Yeah. You only need to redish if the chainline is not good as it is.
BTW, you will have quite a bit of axle protruding past the axle nuts (obviously). You may want to cut off the ends or get a new axle if this bothers you.
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great....i'll measure it tommorrow...too tired now.....just got back from a photoshoot....ugh
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I'm pretty sure all of the IRO hubs are 120mm, and they are just spaced to 126, 130, or 135. So to answer your question, you should be able to just remove the spacers.
Now that I think of it, that is probably true. Just take 'em out.
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BTW, you will have quite a bit of axle protruding past the axle nuts (obviously). You may want to cut off the ends or get a new axle if this bothers you.
Or you could get pegs. Hell yes.
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I'm pretty sure all of the IRO hubs are 120mm, and they are just spaced to 126, 130, or 135. So to answer your question, you should be able to just remove the spacers.
I am sure that iro has had 135mm hubs before, if im not mistaken they were actually the same ones kogswell used.....on second thought they might have been SS only but they could have been fixed I don't remember
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