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Old 04-17-08, 07:05 PM   #1
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IRO / Formula Standard High Flange Hub Axles

Anybody know the sizes of the IRO / Formula Standard Hub axles? I plan on replacing the nuts with some wingnuts but can't seem to find any info on the size I should get.

And while we're on the topic, anybody have any experience with wingnuts? wondering if there are any drawbacks to using them.

Thanks in advance.
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Anybody know the sizes of the IRO / Formula Standard Hub axles? I plan on replacing the nuts with some wingnuts but can't seem to find any info on the size I should get.

And while we're on the topic, anybody have any experience with wingnuts? wondering if there are any drawbacks to using them.
I believe they are 10x1mm threading... but I could be wrong.

Major drawbacks to wingnuts include your **** getting stolen really easily.
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What would be the pros of using them?

And don't say "easy to get off" because two turns of a 15mm wrench ain't "hard".
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What would be the pros of using them?

And don't say "easy to get off" because two turns of a 15mm wrench ain't "hard".
They will be going on a single speed Raleigh with Lauterwasser bars and Raleigh heron head cottered crank. I'm going for a 50's clubman look so i guess I want to try wingnuts for the aesthetic value.
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10mm diameter, 1mm pitch in the back

9mm diameter, 1mm pitch in the front
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I like the cut of your jib steppinthefunk. Post pics if you get this figured out please
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