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Old 07-06-11, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
You might do better with a quick release axle? I've always thought a good QR is a stronger attachment than axle nuts.

But yes, I don't see why you can't flatten one side of the axle as you describe. Other options include going to a Sturmey Archer hub... less original, but maybe more useful?
I have a 58 36h AW and a 52 36h AW waiting for me to build into a 36h Al rim. That is my last ditch plan however

I think the issue of the narrow dropout would be an issue whether or not it it quick release or not.
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