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    Campy axle help

    I have a really nice set of Campy NR/Mavic CXP30 wheels. Problem is the old owner had converted it to fit an 8 speed freewheel. I would like to put it back to 6 or 7 speed format. It is going on a 126mm spaced frame. Anyone know where I can get a 131 or there abouts axle to fit the Campy hub?

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    You need a 137 mm axle to use on a 126 mm OLD (6/7-speed) frame. Check Bike Tools Etc or Loose Screws for replacement axles or just cut 4mm off the current 141 mm (130 mm OLD) axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    You need a 137 mm axle to use on a 126 mm OLD (6/7-speed) frame. Check Bike Tools Etc or Loose Screws for replacement axles or just cut 4mm off the current 141 mm (130 mm OLD) axle.
    Thanks, if I had a lathe, I would cut the axles myself. Lathes leave such a clean cut. My ability with a hacksaw isn't too good. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    Thanks, if I had a lathe, I would cut the axles myself. Lathes leave such a clean cut. My ability with a hacksaw isn't too good. LOL

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    Most of us aren't that good with one either but if you use a fine tooth (32 tpi or so) blade and work slowly the cut will be straight enough. Leave a cone and locknut on when you cut and use the face of the locknut as a cutting guide. Then use a flat file to dress the cut end smooth and unscrew the locknut and cone which will clean up the cut end of the thread.

    Also, the final length isn't critical and a mm or so either way won't hurt.

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    For clean cuts, I use a Dremel tool with the carbide cutting wheel. After cutting, use the carbide drum to chamfer the edge of the cut.
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