135mm hub spacers

captainmorgan

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I have a frame that accepts a 142mmx12mm rear hub, but my hub is only 135mmx12mm.
Does anyone know of any quick and easy 3.5mm spacers I can use to make the wheel fit?
 

captainmorgan

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It's a Macmahone hub. I was hoping I could just find some 3.5mm spacers and stick them on either side of the hub. Surely this is possible?
 

skwiz05

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And you risk throwing the chainline off, then having to space brake mounts, and bottom brackets and chainrings/cranks.
 

captainmorgan

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The 142mm system was designed for easier wheel installation nothing more and was based around a 135mm hub with end caps. The same goes for 157mm axles on DH bikes. All you need would be a 3.5mm spacer on either side and you'll be fine.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/02/07/tech-speak-142x12-whats-the-big-idea/
Just read under the title : Why 142mm rear spacing? Wasn’t 135 good enough?
My thoughts exactly. But where can I get 3.5mm spacers? This is proving to be the hard part. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
 

Chil

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That's the hard part for sure, I think your best bet would be to see if you can get some end caps for another brand and mod them to suit.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=81526&gclid=CPiQ6LqezrcCFcckpgod-UkAZw&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping

Or do what GreenySA did and make some up yourself or get an engineering shop to make some up for you:

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?257011-Santa-Cruz-Carbon-V10-5-(Pic-heavy)

I would have thought that Macmahone would have some spacers available?
 

disappearin

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Crank bros spacers shouldn't be hard to get hold of. Cost me $35 for the pair last time so not exactly cheap but work well.
 

disappearin

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my02

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Captain Morgan,

PM me your address.

I have two aluminium spacers, 3.5m each.

Will post them to you next week.
 
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