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Old 03-22-05, 02:43 PM   #1
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Solid axles please.

Quick releases cost about 40% of the total hub price. I would rather save that 40% or buy a higher quality hub with a solid axle for the same price.
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Old 03-22-05, 03:04 PM   #2
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So what is your question? Im confused.
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They cost about 40% more? Sur eif your going for some of the Salsa ones. I payed 7.95 for my current ones, i think they are of high quality. And sure solid axle may be a bit cheaper, but but 7.95 was well worth it
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Higher quality and solid axle generally do not go together. It is a lot easier to bend a solid axle than a hollow one.

You could buy some steel no name skewers pretty cheap.
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Eh? 40% of the cost of a hub is the QR axle/skewer? Really? I suppose if you have a sufficiently cheap hub but then 40% of a cheap hub is still cheap.

When you get into a more expensive hub, the pass-through cost of the QR is small in comparison with the total package.

And there are fine solid axle hubs out there, they just tend to be old or for single speed use.
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Quick releases cost about 40% of the total hub price. I would rather save that 40% or buy a higher quality hub with a solid axle for the same price.
Don't check the prices on good track nuts, then. You might want to go back to quick release.
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Old 03-23-05, 05:05 AM   #7
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A good solid chromoly axle and track nuts will add to the price.
QR systems are technically superior: the axle is under compression, not tension and will resist forces better. If it does ever crack, the QR will hold things together better than a bolt.
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A good solid chromoly axle and track nuts will add to the price.
QR systems are technically superior: the axle is under compression, not tension and will resist forces better. If it does ever crack, the QR will hold things together better than a bolt.
Actually, with a solid axle, only the parts of the axle between the locknuts and the axle bolts (the width of the dropout on each side) are tensioned.
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another vote for a solid axle. just with there was a track nut that used an allen wrench to open... that way i don't need a box wrench on the trail.
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It is a lot easier to bend a solid axle than a hollow one.
Really?
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Phil Wood track hubs use an allen head nut (obviously a cap nut). Maybe you can get the nuts separately?
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It is a lot easier to bend a solid axle than a hollow one.
Really?
I too would like to see this math.
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