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    Convert XT hub to solid axle ?

    I've got a Surly 1x1 converted from SS to 1x8 with a XT hub w/QR. And I'd like to convert to a solid axle. Can I do this with a Shimano hub?

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    Sure
    they're just a loose ball cup and cone hub, where one end is on the end of the cassette driver, just get a long enough 10x1 axle.
    or at least that was true last time I took one apart .. been some years back..

    Try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoatw View Post
    I've got a Surly 1x1 converted from SS to 1x8 with a XT hub w/QR. And I'd like to convert to a solid axle. Can I do this with a Shimano hub?
    Sure. This axle:
    http://harriscyclery.net/product/whe...u6104-qc49.htm
    and a couple 10 x 1mm axle nuts will get 'er done.
    Jeff Wills

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    I did just that mod with the 10x187mm axle:

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    When you swap out the axle you need to adjust the bearings with a little preload. The outside locknuts don't compress the axle as happens with a QR.

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    Derail. What did you do about your derailleur hanger? I've got the same set up.

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    Thanks for the tips and advice. I was hoping BF would come thru for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    Derail. What did you do about your derailleur hanger? I've got the same set up.
    Your going to have to be a little clearer. We were talking about solid axles. I don't know what a derailleur hanger has
    to do with that.

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