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Old 03-10-08, 09:32 PM   #1
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Need tips on cold setting and converting 8mm dropout to 10mm

I have a few bikes that all have 110x8mm drop outs while all of my wheels are 120x10mm along with a disc wheel that's on it's way. I'm trying to figure out if I really need to get new hubs for all my wheels or if I can just get new axles or do something else. I'm planning on cold setting the frames but I've never done it before and haven't been able to find a shop that would do it and don't know of any frame builders where I live(Chandler, AZ). So if anyone has any tips on how I could solve these problems and finally get all my parts on the bike and start riding I'd definitely appreciate it.


I ended up finding some posts by 11.4 after searching on google and found out everything to do about the 8mm axle. I could still use any tips on cold setting or if anyone knows of a frame builder in the area.


Last edited by orson; 03-10-08 at 10:06 PM. Reason: found some answers
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Old 03-11-08, 12:40 AM   #2
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You could get axle kits for the wheelsets, and get the 8mm.
I had the same exactly problem, I just filed my dropouts --took long long time but worked. The filing made the cold setting park look easy as crap

Good luck.
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You'll likely also need some string and a rule. And we are assuming these are steel frames.
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