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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 11-14-08, 02:19 AM   #1
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Fork ends spacing

Hey everyone,

My bike has a 120mm rear hub, but the fork end spacing is 130mm.

Is this going to make a huge difference? Can't I just put an extra 5mm of spacers on each side?

My chain line was real crooked, so i installed a shorter bottom bracket to straighten it out.

This is my first fixed-gear bike so I'm still learning all of this stuff

thanks.
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Old 11-14-08, 09:59 AM   #2
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Yeah so long as nothing is hitting then I don't see any reason why it won't work.
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Old 11-14-08, 11:13 AM   #3
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If it's an old and cheap steel frame you might not even need spacers, just tighten it down.
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spacers are the prescribed way to go. they're cheap and commonly done when you need to fit 120mm hubs to 130mm dropouts.
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