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Old 02-19-08, 02:44 PM
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Track hub sizes

I am going to be order parts today to build my first wheel. It is going to be a rear track wheel and would like to do a Mavic Open Pro rim laced to a Surly track hub. I noticed they come in two different widths. My bike is currently spaced at 126mm (old Centurion Ironman). I am looking at the "new" Surly track hubs and they come in two sizes; 120mm and 130mm. Which of these hubs would be the best option?
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Old 02-19-08, 04:15 PM
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Either one, you'll either be squeezing the stay together slightly while tightening the wheel, or spreading them apart when inserting the wheel. Chainline is the same either way.

50 / 50, apples and oranges, ying or yang.

Personally, I'd go with the 120.
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120 and get some spacers* from your local hardware store.


* - a.k.a. washers

IRO also has nice rebadged Formula hubs that can be spaced at 126mm.
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