Hi, I would like to upgrade the wheels on my tricross. I have a pair of XTR hubs to build into a decent pair of touring wheels the trouble is, the hubs are 135mm as opposed to the tricross's 130mm. I know with a steel frame that it is possible to reset the dropouts to 135mm but i'm not sure that it is possible with an Alloy frame. Does anyone have any experience of what I would like to achive.
FWIW, Sheldon Brown says: If your frame is made of aluminum or carbon fiber, do not attempt to re-space the frame, these materials are not suitable for "cold setting." Note, if you're not careful, you can do serious damage to your frame this way!
His site has it in red type and everything -- I guess that means he wants you to pay attention.
Straight foreward to make a 135 into a 130. 5mm shorter spacer on the left side,
loosen both axle cones and make each end 2.5mm longer.
axle should not be wider than the outside face of the dropouts..
put the wheel in the truing stand and re tension the spokes,
to re center the wheel to be 130/2 [65mmto center]rather than 135/2, [67.5mm].
Last edited by fietsbob; 08-30-10 at 07:25 PM.