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Any steel road frame with 135mm hub space?

Old 11-25-16, 12:59 PM
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Any steel road frame with 135mm hub space?

Just out of curiosity, does any steel bike frame maker offer road frame with 135mm rear hub spacing?

Exploring a possibility of re-using an excellent rear wheel build (135mm) that's available from someone for a new road bike I want to build.

Thanks!
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Old 11-25-16, 01:36 PM
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The beauty of steel is you can spread a 130mm rear that extra 5mm without hurting anything.

Or, you could go custom...
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Originally Posted by greppz View Post
Just out of curiosity, does any steel bike frame maker offer road frame with 135mm rear hub spacing?

Exploring a possibility of re-using an excellent rear wheel build (135mm) that's available from someone for a new road bike I want to build.

Thanks!
No way for me to know without seeing the rear hub, but many wider hubs are just the standard 130 mm hub with a longer axle and extra spacer. Same shell as the 130 mm one. So it may be possible to modify the hub to work with a standard, road rear spacing. Change out the axle, remove the extra spacer, and recenter the whole thing. Or cut the rear axle shorter, clean up the threads, remove the spacer and recenter. Even on a sealed cartridge bearing hub it may be possible to install a shorter axle.

But a competent frame builder can permanently "cold set" your rear triangle to the 135 mm specification. Some others here may advise you to just jam the wider hub into the narrower spacing, but I wouldn't do that. You really don't want the rear triangle to be under tension while you are riding it.
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Originally Posted by greppz View Post
Just out of curiosity, does any steel bike frame maker offer road frame with 135mm rear hub spacing?

Exploring a possibility of re-using an excellent rear wheel build (135mm) that's available from someone for a new road bike I want to build.

Thanks!
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Salsa and Surly both have 135mm frames with road type geometry.
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maybe soma, kona, van dessel, twin 6, advocate, all city. some might be gravel bikes vs true roadie frames. consider starting with a look at advocate cycles, they have a great concept.

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Buying a new frame to fit an odd rear wheel seems to be an unusual way of going about things. Regardless of how good the wheel is.
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Originally Posted by greppz View Post
Just out of curiosity, does any steel bike frame maker offer road frame with 135mm rear hub spacing?

Exploring a possibility of re-using an excellent rear wheel build (135mm) that's available from someone for a new road bike I want to build.

Thanks!
Have an LBS set the rear spacing to 132-133mm. Then you can run both sizes.

Steel is easy to "cold set" - I.E. Bend.
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Set the spacing yourself.
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This is the hub
Grand Cru Touring Hub 135mm
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Quick update: Velo Orange rear hub cannot be modified to 130mm. Got the official response.
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Quick update: Velo Orange rear hub cannot be modified to 130mm. Got the official response.
Fine; just spread the stays...
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Originally Posted by greppz View Post
Just out of curiosity, does any steel bike frame maker offer road frame with 135mm rear hub spacing?

Exploring a possibility of re-using an excellent rear wheel build (135mm) that's available from someone for a new road bike I want to build.

Thanks!
I "spread" my (steel) rear triangle 4mm every time I take off/put on my rear wheel.


It requires less effort than opening a bag of potato chips.
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I "spread" my (steel) rear triangle 4mm every time I take off/put on my rear wheel.


It requires less effort than opening a bag of potato chips.

And nobody can eat just one...
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Regarding spreading the stays and not cold setting them, I just wonder whether the feel of a bike is different when the stays are in tension like that instead of being "relaxed" on the axle. Of course the weight of bike and rider does always apply some force. As I said, just wondering.
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I just wonder whether the feel of a bike is different when the stays are in tension like that instead of being "relaxed" on the axle. Of course the weight of bike and rider does always apply some force. As I said, just wondering.
I suspect not, especially at only 5mm total (= 2.5mm per side)...
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anything that has disc brake capability does .. since rear disc hubs are 135.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Regarding spreading the stays and not cold setting them, I just wonder whether the feel of a bike is different when the stays are in tension like that instead of being "relaxed" on the axle. Of course the weight of bike and rider does always apply some force. As I said, just wondering.
I made a "DIY" press for my headset just like this guy did for "cold-setting".


The Plano Cyclist: Cold Setting A Bicycle Frame


Even with the "tool" I needed sitting next to my bike as I built it, I saw no reason to spread the stays.


It's really not hard at all to take the rear wheel on or off.


OP, here is a simple way to space steel frames to fit your hub.
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Also, when 126 mm hub OLD spacing was first introduced as a change from 120, some Shimano hubs I think came with rounded, beveled lock nuts which slid right into the prevalent 120 mm dropouts and then spread them automatically as the hub was pulled completely into place. I wonder if anything like that is still available for 130 to 135.
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Thanks for your suggestions everyone! When the time comes, I'm going to keep spreading the stays as the first option.
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Thanks for your suggestions everyone! When the time comes, I'm going to keep spreading the stays as the first option.
Least expensive + reversible + effective = best solution

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