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130mm wheels on 135 hub spacing?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics' started by jdd, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. jdd

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    Can road wheels be used on a touring/mtb rear hub spacing? Adaptors/spacer for 130 to 135, or just scrunch the frame down? (steel)

    Would derailleur adjustment be a hassle?
  2. StuInTokyo

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    What kind of frame?

    Steel, yeah, most likely OK, CF not a so much maybe...... :rolleyes: :D

    Add a washer on each side and then scrunch it down a bit....?

    Why not give it a try, see how it goes :D
  3. jdd

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    Steel frame, was wondering whether a washer on each side would be better, or a single washer/spacer on the non-drive side would be the way to go.

    Possible derailleur adjustment?
  4. GSAstuto

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    Add a couple of 5 yen washers then scrunch the rest. You might have to adjust the derailleur stops. That's about it. Steel will be fine. If this was Alloy or Carbon I'd advise otherwise.
  5. jdd

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    I was thinking either 135 or 130 would be fine on their own w/o planning to swap back and forth (and from your replies, apparently it'll be okay), ...

    ...but was wondering that maybe a 5mm single spacer on the non-drive side would keep front-rear in line (9-speed in both cases), whereas 2.5mm spacer on each side would not.

    Not having to readjust the rear DR would make life easier. (or at least not having to fine-tune it)
  6. GSAstuto

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    I doubt you'd notice any mis-alignment as long as the wheels are parallel. As for chainline - it really won't make a difference either. (reality). As the newer chains will have plenty of lateral tolerance to accommodate any chainline angle. In other words - don't sweat it . If you don't like scrunching in your stays - then just toss in a couple washers. In fact - the space is more on the NDS then the DS, btw. So - you're correct in placing your 'thick washer' on the NDS. Trust me - I run this similar combination all the time on my Toge Warrior which is set for 130mm (fixed gear) but I run 3 different rear wheels with no issues! 120mm Track, 130mm Fixed and 135mm Alfine. The only difference is a few cheap washers on the NDS. The frame IS titanium which is very 'memory' oriented - but it's similar to Cromo in its tolerance for this kind of abuse.
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    Many thanks! :)

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