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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Tried to replace an old rear MTB wheel (the current one is knackered), I bought a new wheel online (I chose it as it was the cheapest one with a Shimano Freehub), the current one is a screw on 6speed type.

Come to install it and the spindle plus nuts/spacer is about 5mm too wide. Any solutions or do I just send the wheel back? Can I adjust the spacers, set the frame etc?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:27 pm 
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If the frame is steel spread the rear stays slightly - 2.5mm each side. You can also look up 'cold setting' if you want. There is a potential for the smallest cog on your new cassette/ wheel to rub on the stay but try it first if you can.

*here you go:

http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:16 pm 
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You'd have to remove the non drive side spacer if possible. The wheel would then need dishing to recent re-centre it. All possible but a pain if its easier to swap it for one the right size.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:21 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
If the frame is steel spread the rear stays slightly - 2.5mm each side. You can also look up 'cold setting' if you want. There is a potential for the smallest cog on your new cassette/ wheel to rub on the stay but try it first if you can.

*here you go:

http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html


I have done this, I.E. using a blank of wood, it worked.

Nothing to loose its only a £30 bike, just messing about trying single speed. Just needs some rim tape for the new wheel and chain then I can give it a go.

I may have an issue with the U-Brake and the slightly narrower rim.


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