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    Jabberwocky with 12 x 142 rear axle

    Thinking of picking up the American Classic MTB 29er wheel set for my single speed build. It appears it only comes in a 12x142mm rear axle. Does anyone know whether this will work with the Vassago Jabberwocky horizontal drop out?



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    no, 135mm only.

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    A guy locally had his Jabberwocky spread to accept some wide hub (may have been 142). Just make sure your frame guy knows what he's doing. Maybe a package to Walt Works may be in order.

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    I have yet to buy the wheelset from American Classic, so thanks for the info. I need to do some more research to make sure I get the right fit.

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    Not the exact same, but the steel road bike which I've been riding for the past four or five years was coldset from 126mm to 135 mm rear spacing. Just make sure you have the alignment is good and you'll be fine (at least I assume so, but there may be other issues with a mountain bike?).

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    My jabberwocky probably wouldn't want to stretch that much but Im sure it could be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    My jabberwocky probably wouldn't want to stretch that much but Im sure it could be done.
    It really not THAT much. 3.5mm per side.

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    A few years ago, my friends and I would run hub guards on our BMX bikes. The FBM guard was a popular one, it was roughly 3mm thick. A few of my buddies would frequently install them, run them for awhile and take them off. This flexing in and out caused 3 frames to crack. They all cracked at the seat stay weld at the seat tube. All different frame manufacturers and they all did the same thing. Granted, the chain/seatstay length is much shorter on BMX bikes so they are affected more but I personally don't like messing with the spacing and stretching the frame apart.
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    droputs and axle are completely different, it's not as east as spreading it wider by 7mm.

    12 mm x 142 mm Axle Standard Explained - Pinkbike.com
    Last edited by Saddle Up; 12-12-2011 at 08:47 AM.

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