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Old 07-04-15, 07:12 PM   #1
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135 mm rear span axel for freewheel?

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Quick Q. Got a rear wheel off a road bike. It's an 80s road bike but the wheel is modern. Hub is Joytech. It had a 7 speed freewheel on it. When I measure it, it has a 135 mm span. Does this make sense to anyone? Is this a road hub?? It's DEFINITELY not a 126 and even not a 130. I thought freewheel technology was vintage, and if so, why would it span 135 mm?
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A lot of the cheap hybrids and mountain bikes still come with 7 speed freewheels and hubs - and would be 135.
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armstrong101, Are you measuring the axle width or the length between the outer faces of the locknuts?

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armstrong101, Are you measuring the axle width or the length between the outer faces of the locknuts?

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Outer faces of the locknuts. I measured another vintage wheel at 126 just to make sure I was doing it correctly.

So I advertise this as a MTB/hybrid backwheel?
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