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rockdoc
10-02-2014, 03:43 PM
I'm looking to possibly put together a Soma Double Cross. I am confused; on the Soma website pages it shows a photo of the blue cantilever version, and says 132.5mm rear hub spacing, and the Doublecross page says "Rear spacing fits road or mtn. hubs." In other words; I'd be spreading the rear triangle for a 135mm mountain hub and squeezing it for a 130mm road hub. I don't really like doing that; how much of a problem is doing that really causing?

Steve

Ken Robb
10-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Rivendell has built/sold frames with 132.5 for years. I have owned two and used 130mm hubs with no problem.

Birddog
10-02-2014, 03:49 PM
It's not a problem. The difference is the thickness of a nickel.

rockdoc
10-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Good to know. I know it's a small difference, but I'm just curious.

Steve

eBAUMANN
10-02-2014, 05:29 PM
surly does the same thing with the cx-check for the same reason, mount a 130 or 135 wheel with confidence!

JAGI410
10-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Surly Cross Check dropouts do the same. Works quite well.

p nut
10-02-2014, 07:24 PM
132.5 spacing hasn't caused any issues for me. But personal opinion, I wish they'd go 130mm for rim braked frames and 135mm for discs. In between stuff is more of a annoyance for me.

josephr
10-02-2014, 10:37 PM
yep....they do it on purpose. your LBS can cold set it if you're that bent about it. nice frame. did you check out their new Wolverine?

KidWok
10-03-2014, 01:15 AM
Agreed. It's only an annoyance when you have to pull apart the DO's for 135mm hubs. Actually makes putting in 130's easier.

Tai

132.5 spacing hasn't caused any issues for me. But personal opinion, I wish they'd go 130mm for rim braked frames and 135mm for discs. In between stuff is more of a annoyance for me.

oldpotatoe
10-03-2014, 07:46 AM
I'm looking to possibly put together a Soma Double Cross. I am confused; on the Soma website pages it shows a photo of the blue cantilever version, and says 132.5mm rear hub spacing, and the Doublecross page says "Rear spacing fits road or mtn. hubs." In other words; I'd be spreading the rear triangle for a 135mm mountain hub and squeezing it for a 130mm road hub. I don't really like doing that; how much of a problem is doing that really causing?

Steve

Actually pretty common in the 7s-8s transition era, going from 126 to 130..132.5 is very common and with steel, nothing to really worry about. 1 1/4 mm each side. Many/most new frames aren't even that close.