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    quick release to thru-axle conversion

    I currently have a KHS DJ50, and I have absolutely no clue what the hubs are. I need to replace my piece of crap RST fork, but I'm thinking about changing my 9mm quick release to a thru-axle, any size. All the forks I've been looking at are thru-axles. I've taken apart the hub, taken out the bearings and everything. I don't know how to measure the hole in the hub. I've heard of conversion kits, but I've also heard it doesn't work on certain hubs. If only I knew what those damn hubs were! Anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? Thanks in advance!

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    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
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    If you don't get a good reply here, try the "Mechanics" forum.
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    Or the mountain bike forum.

    Find your bike's site on bikepedia or a web archive of the KHS site and see what hubs you have and go from there.

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    For the hub issue, unless you have a convert-able hub, you can't change a standard (9mm) to a maxle/thru-axle (15mm or 20mm) type axle, you would need to purchase a wheel/hub of the correct spec to match your forks.

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