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Old 10-26-10, 03:33 PM   #1
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ordering new wheelset - rear spacing

I am ordering a wheelset for my old steel frame. Looking at this:

http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FGM

But the spacing on the frame at rear is 125 mm. So (i) do I just order these and wind the bolts in to close the gap? (ii) Will the bolt be long enough - I think I read somewhere that the formula bolt is a bit oversized to accomodate this, but can't find that reference again (iii) Then at the end do I just fiddle aroudn with some extra spacers to get the chainline straight, or is there a better way to go about all of this?

With thanks...I never bought wheels before...I always got by with roadside finds.
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You can respace the hub. I wouldnt bother with this.

A slight squeeze of the frame should do the job. You may not even need to do this, just put the wheel in the dropout and tighten the bolts. Chainline should be good, depending on what length bb you use.
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You can respace the hub. I wouldnt bother with this.

A slight squeeze of the frame should do the job. You may not even need to do this, just put the wheel in the dropout and tighten the bolts. Chainline should be good, depending on what length bb you use.
Ah yes...might be easier just to change the BB - I only have a basic shimano sealed BB in there at the moment which I can move into my spare bike. Good idea, the guy at the LBS mumbled something about the length of the BB which I didn't really get at the time, becasue I currently run an old dished wheel and the chainline is way out anyways.
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$40 cheaper,

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I am ordering a wheelset for my old steel frame. Looking at this:

http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FGM

But the spacing on the frame at rear is 125 mm. So (i) do I just order these and wind the bolts in to close the gap? (ii) Will the bolt be long enough - I think I read somewhere that the formula bolt is a bit oversized to accomodate this, but can't find that reference again (iii) Then at the end do I just fiddle aroudn with some extra spacers to get the chainline straight, or is there a better way to go about all of this?

With thanks...I never bought wheels before...I always got by with roadside finds.
It's more like 126mm, and you just add 3mm spacers on each side. Your chainline will not change and you don't need to recenter your wheel. The Formula hub axles are normally long enough for spacing up to 130mm, so you should have no problem fully threading on the axle nuts.
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It's more like 126mm, and you just add 3mm spacers on each side. Your chainline will not change and you don't need to recenter your wheel. The Formula hub axles are normally long enough for spacing up to 130mm, so you should have no problem fully threading on the axle nuts.
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This or that. Either way, all sounds good. Thanks guys. That lolcat made me lol.
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Thats pretty sweet deal - so many options to choose from aargh. But the website says they only ship international to canada at present. im in australia.
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