First post...searched the previous threads but didn't find anything to answer my question...
My "winter bike" has 26" rims and a pretty generic fixed-free rear hub. If I had to guess, I'd say 135mm, set up fixed. I have pegs on the rear axle threaded between the frame and the nuts (screw on the pegs and then thread the nuts over the axle inside the pegs). Simple, right? I've been giving friends (weighing 110 - 150lbs) rides on these pegs for about a year and a half, but today some dudes at a LBS told me that the slightest bit of weight on the pegs could snap my axle. They implied that this wasn't due to the quality of the hub or pegs, but to the width of the axle. Obviously it has worked so far, but it made me nervous. No other bike shop mentioned this (including the one that sold me the bike and pegs).
Has anyone encountered a problem with pegs on a fixed gear? Anyone else think this is unsafe? Are fixed-free hubs much different, in terms of width/axle width, than bmx hubs, which presumably can handle pegs. It's not like I'm grinding handrails or anything. Any thoughts?