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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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    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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