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    • CommentAuthormeatroll
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2011
    I have a 90's Bianchi Alfana that started out at 130mm and I spaced to 126mm to work with the wheel I had. Well I'm tired of breaking axles due to having a freewheel hub, and would like to switch to a cassette hub. Would it be safe to respace it to 130mm again? Alternatively, are there any 126mm cassette hubs out here? I am only looking for 7 speed. Thanks y'all
    • CommentAuthorShaku
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2011
    I'm not too sure exactly on the specifics on topics such as this, but from logic, bending a piece of metal back and forth causes weakness and could risk possibly making a weak spot in the frame that would cause injury if it broke in the middle of a ride.

    But I would wait till someone with more experience answers this to be sure.
    • CommentAuthorAaron C
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2011 edited
    Posted By: cantrelephant

    NOS i think.

    I'm not really sure how this relates to anything, he is looking for a cassette hub that is spaced at 126.
    a few options:

    Other than that I can't possibly immagine that respacing it back to 130 will cause enough material fatigue to matter. You are only talkng about 2mm/side. Did you have it coldset originally or did you just set the smaller hub inside and tighten down the axle?
    • CommentAuthormeatroll
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
    I had it cold set. Thanks for the links, now I'm thinking I will get that exage sport freehub and convert it to hyperglide. Do you know if there is a specific hyperglide freehub body I would need to get for 7-speed?
    "I'm not really sure how this relates to anything, he is looking for a cassette hub that is spaced at 126"

    sorry bout that - link must have stuffed up. it was supposed to take you to shimano 32 hole 600ex 126mm 6 speed cassette hub. can be respaced to accept a 7 speed cassette. i've used one for a similar spacing issue - good value for money.
    • CommentAuthorAaron C
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
    makes sense
    • CommentAuthorpeterabbit
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
    Just a thought:

    I might get a 130 mm cassette hub and change out the spacers to 126 mm. Then you are going to have a super dished wheel, so, use an off-center rear rim to counteract the dish. Probably more trouble than its worth, but it is one way to do things.

    Also, you could get your frame cold-set back to 130 mm, which shouldn't be a problem (as far as I know, I had my frame cold-set 126 to 130 last summer and my guy said he could take it back in to 126 safely) so long as you make sure the dropouts are re-aligned.

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