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    Hex head "track nut" ?

    I've seen these on other bikes but don't know where to find them.

    Basically, I don't want to go QR but I also don't like carrying around a wrench. These seems like a slick alternative.

    Any help?

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    It's either an anti-theft locking skewer or a phil wood hub. You can get an anti-theft skewer at your LBS and use it after swapping out your axle for a hollow axle. As for the hub...you can find them anywhere, just make sure you've got lotsa monies.

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    Paul Comp hubs use 'em too. They're a bit cheaper than Phils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangepaint View Post
    It's either an anti-theft locking skewer or a phil wood hub. You can get an anti-theft skewer at your LBS and use it after swapping out your axle for a hollow axle. As for the hub...you can find them anywhere, just make sure you've got lotsa monies.
    it's definitely not a locking skewer and it doesn't look like anything offered by phil wood.

    it was a big fat knurled nut w/ a hex center that threaded over (both ends) of a solid axle...

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    phils do have these i think

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    Well, do they look like this?

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    I've never noticed that on a phil. I want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangepaint View Post


    Well, do they look like this?
    in principle, yes. but they did not look like the phil woods.

    the ones i saw had knurling around the edges (for finger tightening).

    they were on a formula hub (?) so they were most certainly an aftermarket add-on...maybe they were a custom job?
    Last edited by ExMachina; 12-30-07 at 01:17 PM.

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    fwiw, i saw the bike (a bianchi) on velospace...or fgg...or on here <ugh>

    i can't find it now!

    EDIT, found it. they were indeed phil hubs so that looks to be the only option phooey



    thanks guys.
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    ^^^ bianchi pista concept phil hubs orange deep v's and a slack chain. hehe

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    It's probably just a skewer with allen bolts on the end. Which means you'd have to replace your axles if you want to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterjack View Post
    ^^^ bianchi pista concept phil hubs orange deep v's and a slack chain. hehe
    you're supposed to run your chain like that

    maybe if you've got legit components you wanna run your chain legit too huh

    ?

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    american classic track hubs have that set up just like Phils
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    I wouldn't exactly call that "slack". But it IS a pretty picture. Love the colors.

    This is also the first time I realized the plate thingys (feel free to clue me on the term) are removable. Badass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moximitre View Post
    I wouldn't exactly call that "slack". But it IS a pretty picture. Love the colors.

    This is also the first time I realized the plate thingys (feel free to clue me on the term) are removable. Badass.
    They're there so you **** up the metal plates instead of your dropouts. Smart idea.
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    this thread is old.

    nashbar has a bolt on skewer. it is a skewer that goes through your axle, with a super magical hex bolt on one side.
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    "the ones i saw had knurling around the edges (for finger tightening)."

    Your fingers are not strong enough to twist tighten a track hub.
    If you are messing around or maybe making a single speed, you might wanna check out the classic wingnuts that velo-orangecarries.


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    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...t%3A%20Skewers

    They replace the skewers of quick release hubs.. Requires a 5mm allen wrench. Adjusting chain tension is a little more fiddly than an axle with a nut on both sides. You can't walk the rear wheel back by tightening one side and moving the other.

    Delta makes a very nearly identical product that I've seen at my LBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikinop View Post
    this thread is old.
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    Those wing-nuts are the cat's ass pajama knees. So hot.
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    FWIW, the OP is has probably been looking for Phil Wood hubs with the Keirin axle option. These are knurled like he described.

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