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Old 12-01-08, 12:07 PM   #1
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120 hub with quick release axle

I'm looking for a 120mm spaced hub that will accept a freewheel and that has a quick release axle. Does anybody know where I can find one? Or just the quick release axle to replace the solid axle on my current hub?
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Old 12-02-08, 05:21 AM   #2
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Loose Screws has Wheels axles that seem to work fine, but usually have to be cut to length.

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi
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If you just replace the axle, make sure you have the same threading or you will need to replace the cones and lock nuts as well.
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out of curiosity , why do you want a rear quick release wheel?
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out of curiosity , why do you want a rear quick release wheel?
I'm tired of messing with the 15mm bolts. I figure that using a tensioner with the quick release will be fine. A lot of guys racing 'cross use a quick release and it seems to work fine. Most of them have bikes with 130mm spacing though.
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do you have track ends, or a frame with a derailleur hangar?
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I have Dimension hubs which come with hollow axles.
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Vintage hubs from the 5 speed era are 120mm. You could always go that route.
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soma somax come with a hollow axle
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do you have track ends, or a frame with a derailleur hangar?
track ends
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I'll check into the dimension and soma hubs. Thanks for the help.
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I saw pictures of the soma hubs on their site. There's not a lot of information. They appear to have hollow axles with bolts. To use a quick release I'm assuming that you'd need to cut the axles???

I haven't found much information on the dimension hubs. The ones I've see come with solid axles and I haven't found information about replacing the axles.
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Yes, on any 120mm hub with a hollow axle designed for use with track nuts, the axle will be too long to use with a QR. Presumably you could just chop it down, but I'd be hard pressed to do that without mangling the threads.

Hubs that use allen-head bolts and hollow axles can be switched to QR, such as the Paul hubs or the profile hubs, neither of which are cheap.
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