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Frame spacing? Fill in the blanks...should be an easy one(5 posts)

Frame spacing? Fill in the blanks...should be an easy onetronracer
Nov 12, 2002 7:17 PM
Track=120mm
5speed=?
6speed=126mm
7speed=?
8speed=?
9speed=?
10speed=?

Thanks for the info.
re: Frame spacing? Fill in the blanks...should be an easy oneM_Currie
Nov 12, 2002 7:54 PM
5 speed (and the occasional narrow 6) should be 122. Both 7 speed and wide 6 are 126. I dunno the rest, too new for me.
re: Frame spacing? Fill in the blanks...should be an easy oneDave Hickey
Nov 13, 2002 4:07 AM
7 speed 126
8,9,10 130

although, I think the first generation 8 speeds were 126 spacing
re: Frame spacing? Fill in the blanks...should be an easy onecurlybike
Nov 13, 2002 6:25 AM
The early 8 sp Shimano hubs were 130 with the lock nut edges rounded to help with jamming the hub in a 126 frame. This didn't help with the dropouts that were now not parallel, but it got the boys started. The broken axles would be dealt with later.
pretty muchSpirito
Nov 13, 2002 12:19 PM
ive seen a few 128mm 8 speeds but most were 130mm (same as 9 and 10 speeds).

tron - the older track hubs were commonly 110mm with a few french hubs spaced at 114mm. newer/current track hubs are 120mm.

most 5 speeds were 120mm and hubs built for use with ultra 6 suntour freewheels are around 122mm.

standard spaced 6 speed and 7 speeds are 126mm or if you are a stickler for campy diagrams 126.5mm.