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Spacing vintage 1981

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  • bobrosebrough21045
    I believe that the spacing was 126 mm up to about 1991 or so for trek. The 6 and 7 speed rear hubs of the 80 s used 126 mm rear hubs. If this is a steel
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      I believe that the spacing was 126 mm up to about 1991 or so for
      trek. The 6 and 7 speed rear hubs of the 80's used 126 mm rear
      hubs. If this is a steel frame, it can be easily cold set to 130 mm
      to acomodate the 8+ speed rear hubs.

      Bob Rosebrough
      Columbia, MD

      --- In BOBishBikesFS@yahoogroups.com, "cscoer" <cscoer@y...> wrote:
      > This is a rather uninformed question, and anyone who could just
      > provide a short phrase to steer me in the right direction, well,
      > that would be appreciated.
      >
      > I have a vintage Trek frame from 1981. While I have been able to
      > locate the original frame manual, I don't know the spacing on the
      > wheels that came with the bike--all I have is a frame, and the
      > manual, being from 1981, probably assumed that everyone knew what
      > the spacing was.
      >
      > Can anyone tell me what kind of spacing was used back then? An 8 sp
      > wheel with a casette hub is too wide for the frame. What would
      work?
      > A 6 sp freewheel? Or is there some just completely different style
      > of hub used back in 1981 that I have to seek out from Harris
      > Cyclery?
      >
      > Much thanks in advance.
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