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Old 12-27-06, 10:49 AM   #1
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pitlock - swapping solid axles for hollow

Is it possible to swap out the solid axle of a track hub (specifically DA low flange) for a hollow QR axle so that I can use a pitlock? I guess the diameter and threading will have to be the same for both axles in order for the cones to fit.

Anyone know? If this is possible, can my LBS just order an axle for me or do I have to scrounge?
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Old 12-27-06, 11:27 AM   #2
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Is it possible to swap out the solid axle of a track hub (specifically DA low flange) for a hollow QR axle so that I can use a pitlock? I guess the diameter and threading will have to be the same for both axles in order for the cones to fit.

Anyone know? If this is possible, can my LBS just order an axle for me or do I have to scrounge?
Yes, it is. You should be able to order the axles easily. I swapped the track axle on a C Record low flange hub for a QR axle, same cones/locknuts.
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You could order a Pitlock solid axle as well.. http://www.urbanbiketech.com/secure_shop.html
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Old 12-27-06, 06:59 PM   #4
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You could order a Pitlock solid axle as well.. http://www.urbanbiketech.com/secure_shop.html
Yeah, but I want to pitlock the front wheel, not the rear (which will get u-locked). Pitlock seems to have only 10mm axles, not 9mm. They're for sachs hubs, I think.
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Whoa! I was just thinking about the same thing! I have pitlocks on my 3rensho road bike and just got a fixie and was wondering about this -

Sashae, did you just order regular old road axles - anything special to know?

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You could order a Pitlock solid axle as well.. http://www.urbanbiketech.com/secure_shop.html
anyone ever try these on a formula hub? I've heard the axels are hard to change out
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Yeah, but I want to pitlock the front wheel, not the rear (which will get u-locked). Pitlock seems to have only 10mm axles, not 9mm. They're for sachs hubs, I think.
wish i'd seen this post earlier... i ordered a set and found out that they don't fit the front axle the hard way.
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Yeah, but I want to pitlock the front wheel, not the rear (which will get u-locked). Pitlock seems to have only 10mm axles, not 9mm. They're for sachs hubs, I think.
Uh. Then why don't you pitlock the rear and U the front and frame.

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wish i could -- i have a folder, it doesn't have a front triangle.
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so is a flower... more context please?
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Is it possible to swap out the solid axle of a track hub (specifically DA low flange) for a hollow QR axle so that I can use a pitlock? I guess the diameter and threading will have to be the same for both axles in order for the cones to fit.

Anyone know? If this is possible, can my LBS just order an axle for me or do I have to scrounge?
Pitlock makes a lock 15mm nut. Click on 'solid axles' on the menu at the left of the screen.

http://pitlock.de/en/onlineshop/indexshop.html
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