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700c wheels on Raleigh Technium
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I'm just starting to peice together a bike just for fun. I got a Raleigh technium frame from a friend and went about buying some wheels for the sucker. I got a set of older 700c wheels along with a 7 speed cassette but when I went to assemble it, the wheel hub is too wide for the frame.

I dont know if this is because I got the wrong wheel size or the cassette is too bulky or the frame is warped. I'm very new to all that is biking and thought this would be a first fun project to get involved with but now it seems I'm stumped. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Raleigh has you the Technium name and dozens of different bikes, so we have no idea what you have; tell everything you know about it, and post pictures.

It sounds like the O.L.D. of the hub does not match the frame. http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

Based on a quick Google search, a Technium could be a road bike, a hybrid, a mountain bike - or possibly something else. Which means the O.L.D. that the frame is looking for is probably 126mm or 130mm or 135mm - one an aluminum frame, which most Techniums seem to be, the hub and frame have to match. On a steel frame, you can often get the next size up or down to work.

If it is an aluminum frame, and it is bent - cut it up for scrap. The likelihood of catastrophic failure is very high.
Nigel
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