Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Boston area
Bikes: 1984 Bridgestone 400 1985Univega nouevo sport 650b conversion 1993b'stone RBT 1985 Schwinn Tempo
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Most Shimano and Sunshine, Sanshin and Suntiour hubs used axles with the same threads and replacements are available. However, 134mm axles are for 120mm wide drop outs, and the replacements made for Suntour or Shimano hubs from Wheels Mfg are 137 mm long for 126mm wide dropouts.
I find that a lot of axles on old wheels with freewheels, especially six speeds, are bent if not broken, and I have been wondering whether to grind or cut them down a few mms.
It is also possible that the hub was overhauled and whoever did it used the wrong size bearings which would explain the ground up cones, and perhaps the broken axle