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Old 08-20-19, 05:42 PM
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105 5800 axle material

Have yet to tear into a 105 5800 hub and need to know if the axle is steel or aluminum. Anyone have info on this? Was able to find a schematic of the hub, and from the looks of it the axle could be either material.
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My 6700 Ultegra are steel. I can’t imagine 105 to be aluminum
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My 6800 threaded axles were steel, I'd assume the 5800 are too
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My 5800 axles are steel
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Why in the world would that be important?
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Do you have a magnet? (Why do people hate first-hand experience so much?)
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Do you have a magnet? (Why do people hate first-hand experience so much?)
This was in my mind too, but the OP didn't seem to want to tear into his hub. On the 105-5800, you have to completely remove the steel lock nut to get to the axle to test. Personally I would have done this instead of trusting BF pundits.

Speaking as a pundit wannabe: The 105-5800 hub I had in my parts bin has steel axles.
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