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    Pegs question, urgent.

    Hello,

    I need some help with my bike. I've measured the axle nut sizes, the front one comes out at 14mm (which is fine) but that back one was 18mm (or there abouts).

    Now I've been looking through online sites and I haven't been able to find any pegs that would fit my rear axle.

    Have I measured it wrong? Am I looking in the wrong place? Is there an easy solution to my problem?

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Are you sure its 18mm?? Thats really big. ive never heard of anything over 14mm. What kinda bike do you have? if that IS the right size you got some wierd axles and you probably never will find anything. 18mm... Thats insane.
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    You need to measure the axle diameter. If you have a 14mm front axle there is a good chance you also have a rear 14mm axle.

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    Hmm, I think I've been doing it wrong, and it just dawned on me now. Anyway, let me explain:

    Basicly I thought you had to measure the whole diameter, including the bolt (hey, it was late ) which gave me the readings of 14mm and 18mm.

    However I just realised maybe its only the bolt that needs to be measured...

    So I go downstairs and measure it and guess what? It seems to work out. My front one comes to ~10mm and the rear to ~14mm

    Thanks for the help, you got me in the right direction

    Now, to find pegs. Can I ask you another question?

    What are some good, medium priced pegs, that work well for street and maybe a few flatland tricks. Black coloured, to suit my bike (I have a Huffy M-80 btw, Flatland Freak) and relatively light weight.

    EDIT: Oh, by the way, do you think it would be a good idea for me to up the front axle to 14mm? Thats what the bike shop guy suggested... Is it worth it?
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    It depends on how much you want to spend. I always suggest steel pegs. They are stronger and can take more abuse in a street situation than alu.
    To upgrade your axle to 14mm up front you will need a new wheel. I don't know what your "bike shop guy" was talking about.

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    Hmm, steel. I'll have a good look on the 'net tonight when I'm less busy.

    Thanks.
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    oh...your front axle prob isnt 10mm or maybe it is, but if your trying to find stuff for it youll have to look under 9/16"
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    Originally posted by Flatland Freak
    oh...your front axle prob isnt 10mm or maybe it is, but if your trying to find stuff for it youll have to look under 9/16"
    9/16" equates to 14.28750mm, 3/8" or 9.52mm is closer.

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    yeah...i actually left then thought how stupid i was...i meant to say 3/8" I was just using a 9/16" on my car so for some reason that was stuck in my head. Im ********...what can i say
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    I'm torn, I don't want to spend too much money, and I don't want heavy pegs, but relatively strong.

    Out of the materials, which would suit my needs? Steel, Aluminium or Titanium (are there more)

    Also, what kind of pegs would be needed, smooth, knurled (sp?) or what.

    Thanks.
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    Alu. is suitable for flatland but I would not reccomend them for street. For street I would reccomend steel. Sure steel is heavy but for grinder pegs steel is the best IMHO.

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    Aluminum = flatland
    Steel = street
    Titanium = expensive

    Go for steel.

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    You make a good point, it looks like steel it is. And they're cheap too. I'll get thin ones (apposed to 'chunky' ones) to save a bit of weight. Moneys tight at the moment as we're buying some ramps (we have no know how on how to build proper ramps with lips, so we're just buying them)
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    If you get some kind of heat treated-cromoly peg, they will grind really good for anything on street and there not too heavy. You can get two odyssey j-pegs for around 20$ at Dan's comp or Albe's. I have them right now and they work really good... Those should work out for you.

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    Originally posted by Hunter
    It depends on how much you want to spend. I always suggest steel pegs. They are stronger and can take more abuse in a street situation than alu. To upgrade your axle to 14mm up front you will need a new wheel. I don't know what your "bike shop guy" was talking about.
    you dont need a new wheel actually, you just have to buy a new fork and im sure you can find a 14 mm adapter to fit over your 10mm axles, ask the bike shop guys, they should be smarter than that

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    Originally posted by fbmrider


    you dont need a new wheel actually, you just have to buy a new fork and im sure you can find a 14 mm adapter to fit over your 10mm axles, ask the bike shop guys, they should be smarter than that
    You cannot take a existing hub with a 3/8 (10mm) axle and replace it with a 14mm one. Once you get the axle in and thread on the cones and lock nuts it will not fit in the hub flange. The diameter of the axle components is to big. Therefore replacing the wheel would be in order.
    However if this person was asking to place his 3/8 axle in a 14 mm dropout you can get adapters. He did however ask this: "Oh, by the way, do you think it would be a good idea for me to up the front axle to 14mm? Thats what the bike shop guy suggested... Is it worth it?"

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    i did not say replace the whole axle. in either my august edition of ride bmx or my transworld magazine it shows you how to put 14mm axle adapters over the 3/8's (10mm) on there. so dont tell me whats up busta
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    fbmrider,
    I do not believe he needs a new fork. If his bike is running which by his post it is, he simply asked if his axles can be upgraded to 14mm like his shop suggested. I was responding to his question.
    I was also agreeing with you on your point that is why it was quoted. However like some shops do they make suggestions for customers to buy things so they can make money. After all they are a buisness. So relax chief.

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