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Spread the frame from 126 to 135 too much

Old 10-23-10, 07:31 AM
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Spread the frame from 126 to 135 too much

I've got an old 89/90 Schwinn Prelude in the garage. I was toying with the idea of a 650B conversion. The only wheelsets I've found were all 135mm. Has anyone spread a steel frame that much?
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I've done it and rode the bike about 7000 miles afterwards with zero problems. The bike was an '83 Schwinn le tour luxe.
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i have a 135mm wheel in my miyata tourer. no problems at all. i spread it to 132 so that i could easily fit either a 130 or a 135.
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Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by snappy View Post
i have a 135mm wheel in my miyata tourer. no problems at all. i spread it to 132 so that i could easily fit either a 130 or a 135.
That's the way to do it.
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One thing I'll add. Have a shop re-align the dropouts after you spread it.

Spreading the frame from 126 to 135 (or 132 for that matter) will misalign the dropouts (and the derailleur hanger) enough that it's worth having a shop re-align them.
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