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    Wheel spacing advice needed

    Does anyone know if you can change a Shimano road hub to 135mm spacing. Iím looking for a factory built wheel with 135mm for a rim brake frame. A few years ago they were everywhere. Now not so much. 105 and Ultegra are reasonably priced buy I am not sure if they can be modified.
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    All you have to do is find an axle that's 5mm longer, add a 5mm spacer to the non-drive side, and recenter the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    All you have to do is find an axle that's 5mm longer, add a 5mm spacer to the non-drive side, and recenter the rim.
    Are you able to do that with the current 11 speed hubs? Iíve done it many times on earlier versions. But I donít have any of the new ones to see. It has to have cup and cone bearings in order to swap axles.
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    Yes, that's why I posted what I did. It's possible if you can find the correct axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Yes, that's why I posted what I did. It's possible if you can find the correct axle.
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    11 Speed 105 hubs (FH-5800) still use straight threaded axles, so you should be able to find a 135mm straight threaded axel to replace it. (you should also be able to buy 1mm spacers to add on the axel (10mm I think) (a good bike shop should carry them)
    Ultegra and Dura Ace 11 speed uses a difference type of axel.
    https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FH-5800-3719A.pdf
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