Can anyone tell me if it is possible to fit a hybrid rear wheel on a racing bike frame seeing that both hybrid and racing bike wheels have the same bead seat diameter?
Thank you for the reply. The over locknut distance on the hybrid wheel is 135mm and the spacing on the frame drop out is 130mm, which would technically mean the wheel is 5mm too wide for the frame to fit on, although I managed to squeeze the wheel on the frame without any difficulty and the wheel seems to be working fine. What are your thoughts on this?
Thank you for your reply. Its an alloy frame.
I was thinking of re-spacing the wheel as it has 2x spacers (1x 10mm spacer on the left & 1x 20mm spacer on the right) making a total OLD of 135mm. If I re-space it and knock out 2.5mm each side, that would bring the OLD to 130mm, would the wheel then work perfectly?
That will work IF there is enough room between the gear cluster and the inside of the frame. If you remove 2.5 mm off the right side of the axle, the cog will be 2.5mm closer to the frame. Often there isn't that much extra space.
Otherwise, you would need to remove 5mm from the left side and then re-dish the wheel (re-center the rim over the hub. This isn't major, but you need to have at least basic wheel truing skills to do it.
Thank you for the reply Dave. Very helpful.