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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:29 pm 
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sorry as this has no doubt been asked a hundred times...

126mm 531 frame drop-out
130mm rear wheel OLD

is it ok? should I do the manual cold set with a huge piece of wood as sort-of-recommended by Sheldon Brown?

FYI: I've 126mm Vitus frames with 130mm OLD wheels squeezed in no problem... but I re-spaced hub in the end as it made me nervous :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Provided it's not an Alu or Carbon frame. :lol:

Also, I hear that cold setting 753 is not a great idea.

Lots of builders would build their frames and then 'nip them up' true afterwards - probably not the best practice in the world, but I'm not sure if it did any harm.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:53 pm 
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to be honest you can probably just spring the frame slightly as you put the wheel in or even rebuild the hub with slightly thinnner lock nuts or even a bit of both. Or Hang the wheel at head height and put you node between the drop outs. Grab both and pull until it moves a touch. Easy

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