I've miscalculated the ease of swapping 27.5" thru axle wheels to 700c QR frameset - have axle adpaters to 9mm skewers but got the rear axle width wrong - its 142 not 135 obviously. I was all good to write it off as not possible when I noticed that the only real difference on the axle seemed to be the length of the highlighted part in the picture below.
Measuring between wheels, on 27.5" its approx 15mm, on 700c its approx 8mm. So this is the 7mm difference in total axle width.
Question 1: Can I just swap this longer section off for a shorter one, and then fit the wheels into 135 rear spacing? (Using adapter to reduce to 9mm skewer)
Question 2: If yes, what is this part called and can anyone point me in the direction of a spare that will fit?