Old 06-19-11, 12:00 AM
cowboy, steel horse, etc
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How old is old? If it's really old there are a couple of considerations.

Back in the 80s a lot of MTBs had 130mm rear triangles, so you could cold set it (assuming steel frame) or just spread it a bit by hand and jam the wheel in there or sometimes you can rearrange the spacers and redish the rear wheel (sometimes the axle will be too long after doing this, however - depends on your dropouts.

Then if it's 6-speed or 5-speed you'll have a bit of a problem finding a cassette. 6-speed cassettes are rare and I dunno if I've ever seen a 5-speed cassette. OR just keep eyes peeled for a freewheel wheelset. Dunno how easy those are to find in 26" these days.

Got pics of the bike?

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