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?
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.
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.