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Old 06-08-14, 12:21 PM
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Where can I purchase a bike axle?

When I opened my rear bike wheel, I found that the metal shaft in the centre (surrounded by ball bearings) was broken. I searched local stores for bike axles, without any results. Looking online either brings up quick release axles (without the adapter), or the entire axle with adapter. I only need a simple metal shaft with screws on each end...where exactly can I find one?
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Old 06-08-14, 12:24 PM
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Find a bicycle co-op...
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Old 06-08-14, 12:30 PM
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It's not that simple: there are different axle diameters, different lengths, hollow quick-release vs. solid, aluminum vs steel, threading, etc. It would help if you explain what type of bike and hub you have.
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It is hard to believe there isnít one bike shop that carries an assortment of solid axles. Solid axles are found on inexpensive bikes so a store that only deals in very expensive bikes may not have them. Try an independent store that sells bikes for kids and carries a selection of low priced bikes. They should have your part. You would have to bring in the old one for the store to match it. If not you will need to measure the length of the axle, the diameter of the axle, and threads per inch on the threaded part of the axle. If you know these three you can also buy one online but the shipping is probably going to cost as much as the axle (maybe more). Hereís an example from Niagara Cycle, an online bike parts store: Wheel Master Cro-Mo Axle, MX Solid - RR 3/8 x 175mm x 26T The cost for the axle is $3.99. There is a mix of units in this description so you need a ruler that has both English and metric measurements. The total length is in millimeters but the diameter 3/8" and 26 threads per inch are both in the English system. Go figure!
You can also buy a complete axle with nuts and cones for not much more than the one listed above.

Hereís all the axles sold by Niagara cycle: Rims, Wheels & Parts - Hub Small Parts + Accessories - Axles - Niagara Cycle
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Old 06-08-14, 03:01 PM
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Vegas, I was wondering why the bike store close to me doesn't sell axles...yeah they have fairly expensive/fancy bikes. And thank you to JC for adding some bike terms to my vocab...I think the reason I couldn't find any online is because I don't the exact terms to search. I have mountain bike and thru hub...I think, but problem solved, thanks everyone .
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