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    Respacing a rear hub

    Here's my dilemma. I would like to convert a Schwinn Le Tour to a fixed gear bike. The rear drop out spacing is 126 and I really don't want to pay $$ to get the rear end resized, especially if later on down the road I want to make it a geared bike. What all is involved in respacing a 120mm Suzue Track hub to 126? From what I can tell, it's just two 3 mm spacers on the back, 1 on each axle. And the spacers, are those just threaded 3mm nuts or are they special types?
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    you'll need to get two (but they have to be unthreaded) 3 millimeter spacers and put them between the cone and lock nut.

    i can post a photo of that if needed. let me know.
    the unthreaded type are the most common.

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    Sounds cool. now, would most any shop carry the spacers or do I have to go to a hardware store to get them?

    I understand what you're saying, about the cone and locknut. However, when you get time (this is one of those "off" the bike day projects), I would much appreciate a photo shoot. Thanks again.
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    i'd say check with a bike shop first.

    and ask to use their caliper to be sure it's a 3 mm.

    depending on how far the cone sits in the hubshell, a spacer from the harware might cause a problem if it's too large in diameter.

    the photos take about 2 minutes to get so it's no big deal.
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