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Spinergy SPOX 130mm on 135 mm frame?(4 posts)

Spinergy SPOX 130mm on 135 mm frame?lawmanjr1
Jun 18, 2002 7:11 AM
I just got a nice NOS set of Spinergy SPOX road wheels that were siting in my dad's garage unused - they are 130mm rear and want to know if there is any reason I can't/shouldn't use these on my Voodoo Wazoo cross bike with 135mm rear spacing? Frame is Reynolds 853 and I've got the wheel in there right now sitting in the workstand - I just put a 135 skewer in and that brought the dropouts up against the hub perfectly. Rim looks perfectly centered in chain/seatstays and since the frame is steel I can't see any reason why this won't work. And for that matter why I can't switch back and forth between this wheelset and another with 135 hub, aside from the fact that I suppose if I switched it back and forth every day for a few years the chainstays would probably eventually weaken. But my understanding is that steel is resilient enough to handle this if done occasionally. Thoughts? Any other commments on using this wheelset on a cross bike? Only other concern I can see is relatively narrow braking surface - Thanks - Adam
someone might accuse me of being a crusaderweiwentg
Jun 18, 2002 5:54 PM
but Spinergy does not have a reputation for durability. otherwise, I don't think it would be a problem.
should be ok...rockbender
Jun 18, 2002 6:17 PM
I just went through the same scenario on my girlfriends CX bike. She has a ti Voodoo frame, which may be a bit more resilient than the steel, but really both I think should be fine... and she does exactly what you are thinking of doing (I assume)- instant wheel swap turns your Cx bike into a roadie!

FWIW... our friends have AL cross bikes and they do the same thing...
re: Spinergy SPOX 130mm on 135 mm frame?triangleforge
Jun 19, 2002 5:42 AM
Did your Wazoo begin life with a 135mm rear? Mine (a 2000) is spaced for 130.

Regardless, you'll be fine. If you're going to run 130 wheels in it for the most part, you might want to get it cold set to a shade over 130 -- you'll still be able to use 135 wheels by spreading the stays by hand, but it'll speed up wheel changes with 130 wheels and assure that everything's copacetic with the alignment using the narrower hub. In fact, Surly makes a big deal about their 132.5 rear spacing, to make it easy to run either road or MTB hubs in the back.

Cheers!