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    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.

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    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

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

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    My front hub is a Shimano HB-M475.

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

    Wow, the first result has the answer.
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    Ah, that sucks :| Probably best I look for another fork then.

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    What's so sacred about the wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew. View Post
    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.


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    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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