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road wheels in a 135mm frame

Old 01-11-08, 06:47 PM
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road wheels in a 135mm frame

Apparently, I skrewed up - bought the frame that has 135mm rear spacing (or so I think). Is there any way I can use my road wheels with this frame? I would imagine there gotta be some kind of spacers out there...
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what kind of hubs/wheels
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Regular road hubs, I guess 130mm?
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get a 135mm axle, trasfer everything over and make up the space with 2 2.5mm axle spacers on each side between the cone and the knurled axle nut on the end to build up to the drop out span....maybe?
if it is a steel frame im not sure if you could cold set it to 130....usually it wirks from 126 to 130 but not too sure of going in the reverse direction: making the spacing smaller between the dropouts.
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Originally Posted by rodri9o View Post
get a 135mm axle, trasfer everything over and make up the space with 2 2.5mm axle spacers on each side between the cone and the knurled axle nut on the end to build up to the drop out span....maybe?
if it is a steel frame im not sure if you could cold set it to 130....usually it wirks from 126 to 130 but not too sure of going in the reverse direction: making the spacing smaller between the dropouts.
The Soma Double Cross frame has 132.5 mm spacing and Soma says it's OK for road or mountain hubs, so apparently you can squish it down 2.5 mm without trouble. I have 135 mm hubs for the new build I mention in the thread below, and the spacing does need a little stretttccchhh to get the wheel in.

I'd do the longer axle thing, or just get new wheels with mountain hubs.
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Apparently, someone sells spacers that go on the skewers - this way, I can exchange wheels with my road bike without any extra work.
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Originally Posted by rodri9o View Post
get a 135mm axle, trasfer everything over and make up the space with 2 2.5mm axle spacers on each side between the cone and the knurled axle nut on the end to build up to the drop out span....maybe?
if it is a steel frame im not sure if you could cold set it to 130....usually it wirks from 126 to 130 but not too sure of going in the reverse direction: making the spacing smaller between the dropouts.
That's a good call.
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