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Originally Posted by motion5447
Im building up a new surly LHT and from parts from a old kona jake. I just found out that the rear hub needs to be 135mm MTB and not the sora road hub that came with the wheel. Does any one know of some options besides totally dismantling the wheel??
Put ~5mm of spacers on the non-drive side of the Sora hub and redish the wheel. You can put in a new 146mm axle or use the current 141mm axle. 141mm is plenty long for a 135mm OLD hub. It will give you ~3mm on each side. I've spaced a 126mm hub out to 130mm without changing the 137mm axle and it's worked great for years. Obviously if you stick with the 141mm axle, you still have to recenter it.
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