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Old 06-26-22, 11:08 AM
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Measuring rear hub/dropouts

I have a 2004 Giant touring OCR. I've read that it takes a 135mm rear hub. When I measure the inside distance on the dropouts..it measures 132mm. I want to be sure before I order a new rear wheel/hub. The bike is aluminum...so I'm assuming bending is not an option?
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Old 06-26-22, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Hoosier slider View Post
I have a 2004 Giant touring OCR. I've read that it takes a 135mm rear hub. When I measure the inside distance on the dropouts..it measures 132mm. I want to be sure before I order a new rear wheel/hub. The bike is aluminum...so I'm assuming bending is not an option?
It’s common on many bikes, especially touring bikes, to use a 132mm dropout. That allows for using 130mm or 135mm hubs. Squish it in for the 130 and a slight expansion for 135. The aluminum can spring that much without having to cold set the frame. Cannondale touring bikes of the same era had the same 132mm OLD for that reason.
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Thank you for that information! I just remeasured... it's more like 131mm. So I'm thinking I should try for a 130mm hub. I wonder why 135mm is the published width? Anyhoo... thanks again!
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This lists a Deore hub- 135mm
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/...spx?item=31495

I'm disc brake ignorant, but don't you have to make sure you get it correct for the rotor to line up?
What hub do you have?
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I yanked the disk brakes off 3 months after I bought the bike.
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