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126mm hub to a 130mm frame....

Old 05-25-10, 04:02 PM
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126mm hub to a 130mm frame....

Hi all. I have a 1985 cannondale touring bike.. I have an old Araya wheelset that I want to put on it ..the cannondale takes 130 spacing..the Araya has 126 spacing.. Ok...

So, I mock it up and I put in my spacer where I want it..

I have a quick release skewer.

And while the wheel is definitely in there and seems ok (It's only on the stand right now), I'm concerned because those little ends (with the threads on them) on the quick release axel don't really sit in the drop outs. Is this OK? I mean I don't think it should be ok, but this website tells me it's OK... http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#up7

Because Sheldon is always right I assume this is ok, but someone else verifying this would be cool.


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A 126 mm OLD hub will have a 137 mm long axle and 5.5 mm will stick out beyond each locknut. If you respace it to 130 mm and recenter the axle you will have 3.5 mm sticking out of each end. This is plenty to keep the wheel secure assuming you use the QR skerwer properly. Sheldon is correct again.

BTW, to do it right, you have to add all 4 mm of spacer to the non-drive side of the hub and redish (actually undish somewhat) the wheel to properly center the rim.
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You don't say what hub you have. It might be possible to replace the axel with a longer one. Wheels mfg. makes a variety of them. Since the Cannondale is aluminum, it isn't as forgiving as steel.
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2 washers.

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1985 Cannondale touring bike was originally 126 spacing. I would measure the actual spread before I did anything.
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