[CR]Re:126 into 120


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2003 13:29:47 -0400
To: gregt@cs.net
From: Edward Kleinbard <ekleinbard@mindspring.com>
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODzmQVuRWCy7rj00004a4a@catfood.nt.phred.org>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re:126 into 120

Greg --

I spoke to a serious framebuilder about doing something analogous (130mm wheel on rear dropouts with 126mm spacing) and he was adamant that it was a bad idea -- you risk cracking a chainstay after a few thousand miles. It costs very little for a framebuilder to 'spread' the existing rear dropouts to accommodate a larger size. 126 to 130 was said to be easy; I have no direct experience with 120 to 126.

Hope this helps.

Edward Kleinbard

On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 10:56 AM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org wrote:
> Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2003 10:40:20 -0700
> From: "Greg Thies" <gregt@cs.net>
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> I would like to use a rear wheel that has a 126 mm axle on a steel
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> that has 120 mm spacing. Is this advisable? Are there any long-term =
> structural concerns? Thank you.
>
> Greg Thies
> Vienna, VA... where a new rain forest is in the making
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