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Old 01-06-12, 05:20 PM   #1
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thinking about going to hollow tandem axle w/nuts

i'm just about fed up with my rear wheel pulling out of my old trek's rear horizontal dropouts at the most embarrassing times. (ie. blasting away from a light or up a steep incline.) up to this point i haven't had too much trouble, but lately i've busted a couple of bolt on QR's when attempting to tighten them so as to actually be effective in keeping my rear wheel on. so i'm thinking about getting a hollow threaded rear axle about 20mm wider than my current one and cranking on some nuts until i hear them grunt a little. anybody have any thoughts on this?
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i'm just about fed up with my rear wheel pulling out of my old trek's rear horizontal dropouts at the most embarrassing times. (ie. blasting away from a light or up a steep incline.) up to this point i haven't had too much trouble, but lately i've busted a couple of bolt on QR's when attempting to tighten them so as to actually be effective in keeping my rear wheel on. so i'm thinking about getting a hollow threaded rear axle about 20mm wider than my current one and cranking on some nuts until i hear them grunt a little. anybody have any thoughts on this?
Why not run solid axles? Weight weenieing?

One of my bikes tends to slip rear axle a lot. Best Skewer I've found is late 70s/early 80s Campagnolo. Works better than cheap track nuts for me. I've destroyed track nuts trying to keep that particular rear wheel in place.
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One of my bikes tends to slip rear axle a lot. Best Skewer I've found is late 70s/early 80s Campagnolo. Works better than cheap track nuts for me. I've destroyed track nuts trying to keep that particular rear wheel in place.
If you go to a co-op you will probably find a million Japanese Campy-knock offs. I have 5 Sunshine/Sansin skewers, 3 in use

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Thx hairnet, I should look for one of those. Then I can get my Campy skewer back with my Record hub and run a Sansin on my Suntour Cyclone hub on my SS.
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um... had to laugh. the link in your post is THIS thread and only this thread as far as i can tell. did you look?
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i'm just about fed up with my rear wheel pulling out of my old trek's rear horizontal dropouts at the most embarrassing times. (ie. blasting away from a light or up a steep incline.) up to this point i haven't had too much trouble, but lately i've busted a couple of bolt on QR's when attempting to tighten them so as to actually be effective in keeping my rear wheel on. so i'm thinking about getting a hollow threaded rear axle about 20mm wider than my current one and cranking on some nuts until i hear them grunt a little. anybody have any thoughts on this?
What kind of quick release are you using ?

An easy way to improve the traction of a quick release, even when you are using a closed cam version, is to add a lock washer between the face of the QR and the dropout... I prefer old SA three speed lock washers.

Use these and a decent QR and your wheel will not budge.
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um... had to laugh. the link in your post is THIS thread and only this thread as far as i can tell. did you look?
i saw a duplicate listing...link was to the other (identical) thread. perhaps OP / mod deleted? that was my point anyway.
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What kind of quick release are you using ?

An easy way to improve the traction of a quick release, even when you are using a closed cam version, is to add a lock washer between the face of the QR and the dropout... I prefer old SA three speed lock washers.

Use these and a decent QR and your wheel will not budge.
thanks for the concern.

i'm temporarily using a different QR unless or until i find a suitable axle. it's not as if i don't have a fine selection to choose from.

honestly, i suspect the qr is jacked up a bit... we'll see.
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