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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-06-07, 11:27 AM   #1
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help with hubs for an old raileigh spacing 126mm 95mm

hi there! this is the first time i post something here. i would appreciate any help.
i bought a Raleigh mercury and i'm thinking about giving a go with a fixed/free wheel. i thinking about converting it but i'm not sure about the hubs.
the spacing is 126mm in the back and 95mm in the front. i was told i can squeeze a 120mm in the back and open the forks a bit to use a 100mm.
i was wondering if anyone have done that or if that is the best thing to do. i found some 126mm flip-flop on the net but no 95mm.
i would prefer buying them in shop anyway. any suggestions?
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Old 11-06-07, 11:52 AM   #2
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I just bent mine no problem. also you might have to bend the fork end openings for a standard axle to fit. Other than that I have had no problems.

If you don't want to do the frame bending in the rear then you could just get some washers (3mm on each side) and put them on each side of the rear wheels axle then put the wheel on.
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thanks mate!!
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