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Old 07-01-20, 11:58 AM
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rosefarts
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Put a 130 hub in a 135 frame? Steel.

I'm probably going to need to temporarily pare down my bikes for a short term contract.

I got to thinking about the gravel bike as a road bike.

It's an older steel CX bike with Canti's and 135mm spacing.

I took a set of road wheels and tightened it up. It works and the wheel is centered. I have a bar end shifter so I switched to friction, and it smoothly sailed through the Campy cassette. I'd be pretty limited with gears, since I have 12-30 and 12-25 cassettes for the road wheels, and the gravel bike is 40t 1x.

Still this could allow me to go on casual road rides by only bringing spare wheels. If I need to point up a mountain, hopefully it's a dirt road and I can put on my other wheels with a much wider cassette.

I sort of would like to maybe meet in the middle though, like 1.5 or 2 mm spacers on each side. I can't put spacers under the locknut, they'd have to be outside due to the construction of my hubs.

Is this a worthwhile endeavor?
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