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Old 11-08-18, 09:53 AM
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What are these eye bolts on the bottom of the fork?

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to cycling so this is my first post here. I just purchased the Fuji Jari 1.5 and while I love the bike I found something that I simply can't identify. They're small eye bolts that screw in just by the thru axle. Any ideas on what these are and what they're used for? I also see the threads to insert these on my wife's Fuji Cross 1.7 since it has the same fork it appears (FC-440).

Also, while the Cross has quick release levers on the thru axle, the Jari did not come with these. Is this something I can purchase and replace on the Jari? Having done some research it appears it shouldn't be too tough but I'm still getting used to all of this stuff so I figure I would ask some of the experts instead of making assumptions!

Thanks in advance!
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The eye bolts are probably removable mudguard eyelets. Try switching the through axle from your wife's bike to your bike. If it fits, then all you need to do is to buy that type of through axle for your bike
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I believe you are asking about fender eyes that accommodate the stiff wire "stays" of the fender. If I am right, you will see another pair in back near the rear axle. (Front and rear can look significantly different and the placement near the axle can also be different.)

I cannot help you on the through axles as my newest bike is from an earlier age.

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I think the fender stays make sense for these bolts since this is their "gravel bike" line which is supposed to accommodate all of that.

In regards to the thru axles, I guess I'll have to do some testing as suggested and see if they're the same. They should be, they're very similar bikes from the specs I've been reading.

Thanks again!!

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One last one for anyone who may know...how do I go about identifying the thru axle bolts for these? I took one from the Cross and noticed a long number on the bolt but nothing is coming up in Google yet. If these fit I would just order the same ones, I'm just not sure how to find them!
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Ok, so I emailed Fuji support as I should have done all along. Here was their response, in case anyone else searches the forums for this type of info...

The Jari and Cross are both different platforms, but their use does overlap. In the case of a Jari, its more of a road bike, and we would up spec’ing that bike with Bolt-type thru axles. The cyclocross riders seem to appreciate the integrated levers, so those bikes got levers.

I do not carry a full line of parts for each bike, only proprietary parts that can only be found through us. As that is, We have bolt-type levers for the Jari in stock, but have no suitable handle-type levers for the Jari.

The Jari takes Thru Axles in the following dimensions:
Front: 12mm diameter x 123 Overlocknut Dimension of hub. 123mm overall length. 1.5mm per thread of pitch

Rear: 12mm diameter x 142mm Overlocknut dimension of hub. 1784mm overall length. 1.5mm per thread of pitch

Many companies make aftermarket thru axles, maybe someone makes one in the overall length needed with a handle lever.
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The OLD should be 100mm, not 123mm. 123mm is the overall length. This DT Swiss thru axle should work. It is 2mm shorter overall, but that should not be a problem. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DT-Swiss-RW...75.c1#viTabs_0
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Originally Posted by luevelvet View Post
Thanks for the replies everyone. I think the fender stays make sense for these bolts since this is their "gravel bike" line which is supposed to accommodate all of that.

In regards to the thru axles, I guess I'll have to do some testing as suggested and see if they're the same. They should be, they're very similar bikes from the specs I've been reading.

Thanks again!!

Luis
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The OLD should be 100mm, not 123mm. 123mm is the overall length. This DT Swiss thru axle should work. It is 2mm shorter overall, but that should not be a problem.
Rock n roll man. I very much appreciate the help!
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