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    2000 Humu rear spacing? (big pic sorry)

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by spuddy
    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spuddy
    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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    True. I think i might call it a ninercross maybe. Tyre size in the back will be the only problem; i think fat-in-the-front will be purdy.

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