Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-09, 05:34 PM   #1
SCUMM
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: Raleigh Mysterion
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Campy replacement axles

I have recently bought replacement solid axles for a set of campy high flange hubs. I plan on installing a single speed freewheel and am wondering how to adjust the new axles. Do I secure them in the hub so that the two exposed sides of the axle are symmetrical or do I offset the axle on the freewheel side? Every maintenance/repair book I find makes no mention of this.

Last edited by SCUMM; 03-10-09 at 09:53 PM.
SCUMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-09, 12:37 AM   #2
abarth
Я люблю суп
 
abarth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
no offset, make them even. We are talking about the exposed threads right?
abarth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-09, 05:06 PM   #3
SCUMM
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: Raleigh Mysterion
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah the exposed threads. I know with a freewheel cluster the axle is space out on the drive side. I was just curious if it needed to be spaced for a single freewheel or if you could just have symmetrical spacing of the axle on either side of the hub.
SCUMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-09, 09:42 PM   #4
SCUMM
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: Raleigh Mysterion
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
to clarify, should the axle be sticking out of the hub equally on both sides or equally from the non-driveside of the hub and the installed freewheel's outer edge?
SCUMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 01:18 PM   #5
SCUMM
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: Raleigh Mysterion
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any additional thoughts on this, I would like to adjust my hubs today.
SCUMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 02:07 PM   #6
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.
Posts: 16,449
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCUMM View Post
Any additional thoughts on this, I would like to adjust my hubs today.
How much is sticking out on each side now? If it works now with the hollow axle, just try to duplicate that (distance from hub centerline to locknut on each side, that is).
JohnDThompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 02:31 PM   #7
SCUMM
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: Raleigh Mysterion
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't have the original QR axles so I don't have a frame of reference (which is my main dilemma).
SCUMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 05:32 PM   #8
SCUMM
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: Raleigh Mysterion
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I run the axle symmetrical around the hub I should therefore be able to build a dishless wheel, correct? Or is this not advisable? (this is for SS freewheel) Sorry for stuffing this thread with my own comments, I'm just hoping someone will have the answer as my web search has been futile.
SCUMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:09 PM.