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Old 10-04-08, 05:57 PM   #1
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Nexus 8 spacing with washers

I believe that the spacing on my monocog is 135mm. SHeldons site says this:

Ideally, the frame should to have a drop-out spacing of 130 mm. Older bicycles are typically narrower than that. In the case of steel (Cromoly) frames, it is usually possible to spread the rear triangle to the needed 130 mm width. Any good bicycle mechanic will be able to do this, or you can do it yourself. If you leave off the Rollerbrake and use a thinner cone lockwasher on the left side, you can re-space a Nexus 7- or 8-speed hub to about 126 mm. Similarly, if your frame is made for 135 mm spacing, you can add spacers to the axle to fill in the gap.

WOuld any washers work for this? Is there a certain way to space these? Are chainline issues imminent? Also, i have read about "cold setting" for bikes that are to small. How is this done?Thanks.
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any spacers that fit on the axle will work and space it evenly left to right. put 2.5mm on the left and 2.5mm on the right.
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