as long as the rear triangle is steel, just squeeze the dropouts when you mount 130mm rear wheels.
Respacing works only if you aren't planning on running discs ...The Walrus said:I also had a rear wheel with a 105 hub converted to 135 by using a longer axle and some spacers; parts and labor were about $30 and it worked perfectly.
I would say to get a 130mm frame unless you have a real attachment to a frame that happens to have 135mm spacing. You're right: the selection of pre-built wheels is much much smaller for 135mm. You can use a 130mm hub in a 135mm frame if it's steel or Ti (and maybe aluminum too), but why go through the trouble if you don't have to?LetsGoOutside said:I am frame shopping already for next season and have noticed more than a few cross bikes are coming with 135mm rear spacing (Planet X, Kelly, Mtn. Cycle). My question is are there readily available pre-built wheels to work with this or would I need to get a mountain hub laced to a road rim? I have no need to run disk brakes, and will have multiple wheelsets for this bike but am kind of afraid everything I have now will be incompatiblle.