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Frame width(4 posts)

Frame widthWheelsuker
Nov 7, 2002 8:16 AM
I can't rememeber. Is there a difference between frame width for bikes built for 7 speed rear wheels versus 8/9 speed rear wheels?
yes and nolaffeaux
Nov 7, 2002 11:29 AM
Older 7 speed bikes are more narrow than current bikes - 126mm vs. 130mm. However many newer frames that came with 7 speeds were spaced at 130mm. What year is the frame?
yes and noWheelsuker
Nov 7, 2002 12:25 PM
Late 80's, early 90's
yes and nolaffeaux
Nov 7, 2002 1:14 PM
I'd put my money on 126mm spacing. If it's a steel or titanium frame you can still use 130mm spaced wheels in it. If it's aluminum or carbon I'd look for a set of older hubs.