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    Senior Member oldskoolboarder's Avatar
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    Anyone use a 130m hub on a 135m dropout?

    I'm trying to use my Supergo CX wheels on my Il Pompino which is spaced for 135m. I can't space the wheels because the axle isn't replaceable. I'm trying to stay budget too. I figured that w/ the steel frame, I could "squeeze" the dropouts. I'm running a quick release (aluminum I think) until my Nashbar bolt-on axle arrives.

    Took it out for a test ride today. Practicing my mounts/dismounts for a cx race tomorrow, I stood on the pedals and CHUNK! the wheel slips.

    Has anyone run a similar set up succesfully? My rides (mostly training) will be hilly roads and singletrack, so my 170 lbs will be standing on the cranks. Want to see if my setup is feasible or if I'll have to get a dedicated rear wheel. BTW, I'm running a 42:16

    Thanks.

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    nothing: lasts forever ink1373's Avatar
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    i'd say that the QR is a bigger problem than the spacing...i sure wouldn't trust a QR on the rear wheel.

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    Buy yourself some washers that look like this to prevent slippage.

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    I love my life! charlesw's Avatar
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    Oldschool/ Other: How far can you actually 'bend' the rear dropouts to accomodate a wrong-spaced tire? You are bending the frame _in_ 2.5 cm . How far is too far?

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    126 down to 120 is as far as I have tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesw
    Oldschool/ Other: How far can you actually 'bend' the rear dropouts to accomodate a wrong-spaced tire? You are bending the frame _in_ 2.5 cm . How far is too far?
    Actually thats 2.5mm NOT 2.5 cm. A big difference, 2.5cm is 10 times larger than 2.5mm (duh).

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