|130mm and 135mm spacing||indyjones|
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 one..it'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 spacing||climbo|
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 spacing||mtnbykr|
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.....