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Old 04-10-14, 10:40 AM
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Replacement rear axle

I stripped the threads on the rear axle of my old ten-speed bike when I was doing some maintenance. I was wondering what type of axle I would need to replace it? The bike is a Univega with stem shifters. It also has 27in wheels if that is important. Would something like this work or would I need something else?

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Old 04-10-14, 10:44 AM
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What are the dimensions of your original axle?
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online not in front of me its only a guess .. but as the loose ball bearings are commonly 1/4"

a lot of kludges with a whole axle assembly could work , but as BMX is a lot narrower frame than a 10speed , I may be to narrow,.


Try bringing your wheel to a brick and mortar bike shop . they can see things you wont or cannot show ..
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If just the axle is bad, you don't need the cones etc.
Your LBS should have one for less $ than your link. Especially after you add S&H.
Just take the bare axle with you. Take one of the nuts and they can quickly check to see if it threads onto the new axle or not, instead of making them dig out a nut that fits your axle and then digging out an axle that fits their nut.
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Originally Posted by AnkleWork View Post
What are the dimensions of your original axle?
I just measured it. It looks like it's 6.5" in length and around 3/8" in diameter (might be a few mm less).
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A 10mm X1mm is close to a 3/8" x 26.
I've found that when switching to a nutted axle, the cones & lock nuts from the QR axle screw on.
The reverse is not true.
So, you can pick your option and maybe pick again if your first GUESS doesn't work.

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Old 04-10-14, 11:18 AM
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I guess I will bring the axle to my LBS later today since I'm still uncertain and don't want to gamble. Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by Chaltierx View Post
I guess I will bring the axle to my LBS later today since I'm still uncertain and don't want to gamble. Thanks for the help.
Yes, bring it to the bike shop, though if they identify it and offer a replacement, fair play would to buy it from them.

Otherwise, I'd expect a Univega built in Taiwan to have a metric 10x1 axle rather than the European 3/8x26tpi.
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