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Old 12-01-05, 08:47 PM   #1
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pegs for 1/2" axle?

Hey I just picked up an old Haro, I measure the axles at 1/2" diameter. New pegs seem to all be made for 3/8" or 14mm axles. Any idea where I can find some pegs that will fit the 1/2"? Or another solution?

I see some pegs are tapered... would that allow me to use a larger-diameter peg and just snug the nut against the tapered part? Or is that a bad idea? Or am I missing the point entirely?

(I did search first BTW...)

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I would recommend doing one of the following:

Buy 14mm pegs, and make a tubular spacer to fit between the axle slot in the peg and the axle. I've done this with an old 14mm Primo Stogie, a cut down 10mm-14mm axle spacer and a 10mm (3/8") Vandero axle before, and it worked fine while I was learning predator grinds.

Or you could buy 3/8" pegs, and drill them smoothly with a 9/16" bit. Don't use a 1/2" bit, because it will be too close for comfort, and you'll end up filing away the inside anyway. I've also done this with a separate pair of Primo Stogies, and it worked fine. If you do this method, be sure to buy carbide bits.
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Old 12-02-05, 02:43 PM   #3
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thanks Beerman.
One thing though, isn't 9/16ths like 14.3mm? If that works, why not just use a 14mm-hole peg? 1/2" is about 12.7mm.
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9/16" is 14mm, now that I think about it. Just find a 13mm bit or something, then.
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13mm = 1/2". Shouldn't be too hard to work something out.
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Are you sure about that? If 3/8" is 10mm, and 14mm is 9/16" (or maybe it was 5/8"), then 1/2" should be closer to 12mm...
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You ever owned a VW? 13mm or 1/2", you can use either wrench or socket.
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Are you talking about those old haro wheels that have the ""internal axle"" things?
(Like the newer Profile hubs but with a socket drive instead of an allen to tighten and loosen)
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Are you talking about those old haro wheels that have the ""internal axle"" things?
(Like the newer Profile hubs but with a socket drive instead of an allen to tighten and loosen)
no, they look like regular axles & nuts... interesting though

Sorry about all the confusion guys.. but I think my numbers are right, 1/2" is approx. 12.7mm ... so 13mm would probably fit.

Anyway I poked around some old used bikes and found another one with a 1/2" setup, bought the pegs off that. That's fine for now. If I switch up at a later time, I guess I'll drill out w/ a 1/2" bit and then file, because I don't know how much "wiggle room" is necessary. If anyone else wants to try a 13mm bit and let us know if it's too big, that would be cool.

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Mmmm Kay...whatever.
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