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Old 05-21-09, 10:49 PM   #1
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Quick Relese to Bolt conversion?

I've recently bought a new road bike which has a quick release rear wheel. What I want to do is convert this to a bolt on wheel because I've had quick releases stolen off my bike in the past, and I would like to use some pegs which won't fit onto a quick release axle.

Is my only option to buy a new bolt hub and rebuild the wheel around it, or (fingers crossed) is there an easier way to pull out the quick release axle and insert a bolt axle?
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You can buy a compatible solid axle and swap out the hollow one for it. Just take your old one into your LBS so they can match the diameter and TPI so the cones and locknuts can be moved across without a problem.
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What's a "peg"?
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i'm no expert but here are some examples.
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There are hollow axle skewers available that are lockable or use a recessed hex head to tighten, they go in place of the regular quick release skewer.

As far as the 'BMX trick bike pegs' are concerned, yeah, I guess the bolt-on solid axle may be your only option. Be sure the threads will mate with the BMX pegs.

By the way, I'm curious as to why you would want to put pegs on a road bike
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The cheapest and easiest option would be to use hex head skewers.


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Thanks for the advice. With the pegs I can carry a second person if they stand on them.
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Thanks for the advice. With the pegs I can carry a second person if they stand on them.
Silly, if you ask me. But I do see pre-adolescents doing that quite a bit.
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Thanks for the advice. With the pegs I can carry a second person if they stand on them.
That would be illegal in lots of places. Do you want to go to prison?
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Is there a better way for me to carry a full grown passanger that I'm unaware of? I hate having to walk my bike or lock it up and use the bus when I'm with a friend who has no bike.
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Your road bike is not designed to carry another adult and the likelihood of damaging the rear axle is going to be extremely high... as you will be exceeding the maximum rider weight you will also run a high risk of damaging your rear wheel and possibly wrecking the frame.

BMX bikes have heavier rear axles and much stronger frames and can handle a lot more stress.

Tell your friends to get a bike.
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