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    changing out hubs

    i have a diamond back bmx bike.
    currently i was thinking about changing out the hubs of my rims in front to quick release hubs so i could mount the bike on my thule fork mount rack.

    can this be done?
    will this work for mountain bikes also?

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    "Uh-uh. Respek Knuckles." hypersnazz's Avatar
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    The short answer: no

    The long and complicated and ugly answer: yes

    The axles are different diameters, but just barely. Assuming loose-ball hubs (if your hubs use sealed cartridge bearings you're going to have a MUCH tougher time), you can *get away with* a 9mm q/r axle in a hub designed for 9.5mm (3/8") axles at the possible expense of a little smoothness and longevity. It will require purchasing a new axle, new cones, bearings, possibly retrofitting seals and dustcaps. I myself have converted a 9mm q/r hub to 3/8" BMX on my fixed gear and it works fine, but it was a real pain in the ass and required a little bit of creativity.
    Last edited by hypersnazz; 05-13-06 at 01:20 AM.

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    Sounds like a bad idea, just put your bike your back seat.

    Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    Sounds like a bad idea, just put your bike your back seat.

    Haha.
    thats what i'd do

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    samsongee be careful i have a diamondback and everyone in here says diamondbacks are crappy
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...generallee.jpg not mine but a pic of a general lee

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    yep
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