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Old 07-01-20, 12:24 PM
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pdlamb
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I thought my steel frame could handle being spread from 130 to 135, and I didn't need to worry about bending the dropouts so they were vertical. Worked for about 6 years, then the frame broke.

Next I swapped a 135 wheel into a 130 frame, without spreading the frame. Worked one or two years, until the dropout cracked.

Slow learner, but I can learn. Now I try to match hub width to frame width.
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