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Old 03-04-14, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bobotech View Post
I would STRONGLY recommend that you replace that wheel with a freehub wheel or at least rebuild the wheel with a freehub if you are commuting and touring. You will break another axle unless you go with a Phil Woods freewheel setup which is a lot more money than a generic 7speed freehub setup.

A 7 speed freehub is 126mm in width is the standard for mid-late eighties alloy frames like cannondales and Raleigh Techniums. There is no reason at all that you can't move to a freehub wheel even with 126mm spacing.
+1 7-speed freewheel hubs were 126 mm OLD just like 7-speed freehubs so changing to a freehub will not bother your frame one bit.
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