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FoxMulder 12-27-13 03:35 AM

Economical options to mount 9mm hub to 15mm thru-axle fork?
 
I found a good deal on a fork, but it uses a 15mm thru-axle. What are some economical ways to mount my current 9mm hub to it? I don't want to buy a new wheel.

jimc101 12-27-13 04:32 AM

Unless you have a hub which can be converted, like Hope, DT Swiss, Easton and many others, you can't unless you buy another wheel

FoxMulder 12-27-13 07:48 AM

Is there any easy way to tell if my hub is convertible?

FoxMulder 12-27-13 11:10 AM

My front hub is a Shimano HB-M475.

Lew. 12-27-13 12:28 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Shimano+HB-M475+convert+15mm&l=1

Wow, the first result has the answer.

FoxMulder 12-27-13 12:36 PM

Ah, that sucks :| Probably best I look for another fork then.

IthaDan 12-27-13 04:26 PM

What's so sacred about the wheel?

Lew. 12-27-13 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IthaDan (Post 16362324)
What's so sacred about the wheel?

Well, given that the fork was considered because it was a deal, and that the post says 'economical', I'm inclined to believe it is because equipment costs money, and not everyone has enough money to splash about on new hubs or wheels (dependent upon if you're capable of building a wheel/having someone do it for you).
I certainly couldn't afford to be buying parts just because some other part that is going cheap has a compatibility issue (through-axle and hub, for example).

IthaDan 12-28-13 04:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lew. (Post 16362672)
Well, given that the fork was considered because it was a deal, and that the post says 'economical', I'm inclined to believe it is because equipment costs money, and not everyone has enough money to splash about on new hubs or wheels (dependent upon if you're capable of building a wheel/having someone do it for you).
I certainly couldn't afford to be buying parts just because some other part that is going cheap has a compatibility issue (through-axle and hub, for example).

Maybe it's more economical to get the first fork with a new wheel than it is to get the equivalent fork with 9mm dropouts.

http://i.imgur.com/esmE8.gif

cobba 12-28-13 07:48 AM

What sort of fork do you want and how much do you want to spend ?

Someone might be able to post a link to a bargain.


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