> I know many people say it cannot be satisfactorily done, but has anyone
> 'spread' their rear dropouts fron 126mm to 130mm, in an aluminium frame
> (7005), and got a good result, (or even bad one) ?
> I have measured the space on mine and it is just below 125mm, so each
> side will need to be bent out around 2mm.Personally I dont think it will
> do any harm to the frame if I do it.
> The frame is not a super light expensive frame, it was 80 ukpounds
> ($120) so was quite cheap.It has quite thick tubing, is tig welded and
> the dropouts are about 8mm thick.
> If there is any chance of cracks developing,would they happen at the
> bottom bracket joint?
I'd expect it to fail at the chainstay bridge first if it decides to
go. It really depends on what the welds are like - it could also go at
the 'brake' bridge or the dropouts themselves could break off.
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