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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Why not run solid axles? Weight weenieing? ...
    caught me!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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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