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Old 07-21-09, 06:39 PM   #1
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120mm wheel on 130mm spaced frame

Okay so I just bought my first frame in plans on building my first road bike.
The frame is an aluminum windsor knight with 130mm of spacing in the back.
the wheels I want are 700c VUELTA 120mm track wheels with a flip/flop hub.
I just want someone to tell me how I can make the work best. I've been absorbing as much info as I can but I'd like some live feedback on this.

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Old 07-21-09, 06:44 PM   #2
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More than likely they come with spacers for such a problem, which isnt uncommon. There should be two 5mm spacers that you can keep on both sides of the hub and have it properly spaced.....no big deal
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You can get some spacers for that. Don't bend the aluminum, whatever you do.

Is this for a singlespeed with a tensioner?
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so the spacers would just go on to the axle threads like washers? or is it more complicated than that?

@Adsr, ss no tensioner. I don't even have the frame yet. I'm just trying to get an idea of what parts I want. and what do you mean about the frame?
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The spacers will go in between the two threaded... parts. I'm not sure what they're called. Cone nuts? Anyone?

Also, you may want to consider a chain tensioner, since those frames don't have horizontal dropouts.
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eh. I dont like how they look. Its possible for me to avoid that by just adjusting chain size, right? maybe throw in a half link, however that works...
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to an extent, but you'll very likely have more than an acceptable amount of slack in your chain and be very likely to drop it. You'll get close, but it's really hard to get close enough, not to mention chain stretch.
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