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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 8 May 2008.

  1. VuduMaster

    VuduMaster New Member

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    I am riding FUJI. Don't remember the model but black and grey. MTB 29. I love it! Once I have ridden 180km in one day. For MTB is not that bad.
     
  2. nikiti

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    its related to female period ????
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I ordered a couple of quick release axles and skewers from eBay ages ago (China) I only want to remove the front wheel....

    They've arrived. Just one thing I forgot. My wheels use sealed bearings and these come with cone nuts for caged/loose ball. I'm guessing I remove all that and use my hardware yes? Unless my sealed axles are stepped etc.

    The wheels are not branded so I'm guessing there's no such thing as a axle kit for it. I guess at worst I could get my buddy to machine a hollow axle.
     
  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Sealed bearings may mean the hubs don't have ball cups in them, thus requiring new hubs...
    For that matter, what's holding the bearing units in...?
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yes lock nuts.

    It's a 10mm axle. Of course I'll have that hardware on the wheel now. The only thing I can thing that may be missing is the thicker part between the bearings on a "sealed" axle to prevent cross walk of the axle which would damage the bearings. That's not too much of an issue though as my buddy could make me a sleeve to stop that.

    I think it's gonna be a suck it and see, so I'll get off the couch tomorrow and take it apart.
     
  8. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Might just need a 10mm q/r axle adapted/machined-to-fit... although adapting bolt on to q/r was problematic when I looked at it, last (20-25 yrs ago?)... think q/r axles are 'more than 10mm'.
     
  9. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Standard QRs are 9mm, are they not?
     
  10. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Being pedantic they're not quite 10mm, or 14mm or 20mm hollow race but they're metric and close enough.

    That's what they're known as in general.
     
  11. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    'Standard' in cycling?

    On a road bike it's normaly 9mm for a front QR axle, 10mm for a rear axle.
    On a mountain bike it could be anything. There's been front 9mm, 10mm, two kinds of 15mm, three of 20mm, two of 25mm and Brent Foes sold a 30mm axle fork/hub combo for a while because he's mental.
    BMXs can be 10mm, 14mm and some are now 20mm bolt up.
     
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  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Yeah, standards, way too many, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30 then you have varying lengths rears going up to anything like 165mm.

    Only issue I can see is fitting a through axle you would need skewer thans narrower which may not sit properly in your dropouts. Also it will be a bit weaker.
     
  13. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Strength on this bike isn't so important. I don't take it down stairs etc I just sit on it and ride.

    I had a look last night and the key is the original hardware. It's whatever the standard width is (110 front?) And I did order the right size so the key is if the thread pitch is the same. It "should" be standard 24 TPI IIRC and roughly 10mm.

    The hub in the wheel is quite narrow and it has these anodised cap nut things that are the correct length in the dropouts (width I mean) so yeah, those will be the critical part but I can always have my mate machine me something out of steel. These are alu anodised.
     
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    Ok not got around to it (story of my life) but just took a wheel nut off the wheel and tried it on the new axle. It's the correct size and pitch.

    So that's one hurdle navigated.
     

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