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130mm and 135mm spacing(3 posts)

130mm and 135mm spacingindyjones
Oct 11, 2001 4:13 PM
Hi there, I have a frame with 130mm (road) dropout spacing, but have my eyes on a lovely set of cross wheels that have a 135mm (mountain) axle. Is it possible to swap out that 135mm axle for a 130mm one that will fit my frame? What about just filing down the 135mm's just 5mm right? or is it? I am wondering if this would screw up my chain line. If it is just any easy axle swap, can anyone clue me in as to where to find a 130mm axle? thanks.
re: 130mm and 135mm spacingclimbo
Oct 12, 2001 4:33 AM
it's not the axle that matters, it's the width of the hub that is 5mm too wide. If the wheels are new, can they be built with a road hub instead? If used and a bargain, you could buy them and have the hub swapped out by a shop.
re: 130mm and 135mm spacingmtnbykr
Oct 12, 2001 7:20 AM
what brand hubs are you dealing w/????
shimano hubs have spacers that can be files down to make up the 5mm.
I have seen this done, it works well.

your lbs can order an axle from qbp or they might have one in the junk hub box.....