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    Aluminum frame with 132.5 rear axle?

    I just noticed that the aluminum Nashbar touring frame touring frame comes with a rear axle width of 132.5 mm. I have seen various warnings about "cold setting" an aluminum frame and wondered about the amount of danger for that rear triangle when using a road or mtb hub.

    I know that 2.5 mm isn't that much. But how much is too much with an aluminum frame?

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenS
    I just noticed that the aluminum Nashbar touring frame touring frame comes with a rear axle width of 132.5 mm. I have seen various warnings about "cold setting" an aluminum frame and wondered about the amount of danger for that rear triangle when using a road or mtb hub.

    I know that 2.5 mm isn't that much. But how much is too much with an aluminum frame?

    Ken
    "Cold setting" is bending it enough so that it stays in the new position. Just bending it enough to install a 130 or 135mm hub each time will be no problem. - TF
    "Don't those guys know they're old?!!"
    Me, off the back, at my first 50+ road race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenS
    I just noticed that the aluminum Nashbar touring frame touring frame comes with a rear axle width of 132.5 mm. I have seen various warnings about "cold setting" an aluminum frame and wondered about the amount of danger for that rear triangle when using a road or mtb hub.

    I know that 2.5 mm isn't that much. But how much is too much with an aluminum frame?

    Ken
    Ken, I have one. Both 135 and 130 hubs fit just great.....
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    Dave: Thanks for the info

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    Ken, I have one. Both 135 and 130 hubs fit just great.....
    Dave: Thanks for the info.

    Ken

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