rear dropout width

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Xsmoker, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. Xsmoker

    Xsmoker New Member

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    I've been checking this forum out for awhile and really
    like it, so thought I'd post my first ? I've been thinking
    about converting my old Schwinn 594 fron 7 to 9speed.
    Since I'm at work and not anywhere near my bike I was
    wondering what the rear dropout width is and if it will
    accept a 9 speed hub, which I think is 130 mm?
     
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  2. late

    late New Member

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    Hi,
    it is possible to spread the rear end to accept the new hub. But I am not sure if it makes sense to do it. If you want shifting on the handlebars, you can switch to bar end shifters for under a hundred bucks. If you want to go with the fancy new shifters, for the about the same money you can get a whole new bike. If you have some patience, you can also consider 8 speed, 8 speed was very nice. You'd have to spend some serious time on Ebay scrounging all the parts.
     
  3. MidBunchLurker

    MidBunchLurker New Member

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    if your schwinn is steel then the rear drop-outs can we widened (cold-set they call it). Get a framebuilder to do it for you so that you know everything will still be straight afterwards.

    If its aluminium then you're in for a new frame, as this cannot be bent without damaging the structural integrity of the frame.
     
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