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I recently picked up this little pretty on the bay.


Was just wondering though, does anyone know what spacing the rear triangle is supposed to be? I measure 126mm, a friend tells me 135mm, doesnt look bent..... and i cant find too much on it on the web.
 

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My Humuhumukukunukuapua'a (practice saying the name. It is fun and impresses people :) ) is 120 or 125 mm. I have stuffed a 135 mm hub in it.

A good LBS can cold set the frame to whatever hub width you want and make sure it is aligned.
 

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120 or 125 hah :) Following the instructions on Sheldon Brown's site, i've re-set it to 135mm and its within 1mm straight left/right, and the dropouts are within about 2mm of parallel. Do you think this is acceptable?

I'm thinking of following the steps of SlowerThanSnot and going the cyclocross route...
 

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spuddy said:
120 or 125 hah :) Following the instructions on Sheldon Brown's site, i've re-set it to 135mm and its within 1mm straight left/right, and the dropouts are within about 2mm of parallel. Do you think this is acceptable?

I'm thinking of following the steps of SlowerThanSnot and going the cyclocross route...
Go to a shop and have the dropouts aligned. You can break axles if you don't.

Slower's bike is not really a 'cross bike. Fixed gear. Can not use a rear brake with 700c wheels. Do use a front brake.
 

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spuddy said:
It's kinda hard.... can one call it a 29er if its got skinny tyres? I think fixed/free with big wheels and a front disc would be verrry nice.
I don't go there, but while the rear tire is a 700x44 the front is a Conti Vapor 28(29)x2.1.
Way bigger than 'cross tires.
 
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