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can I take my (front + rear) hubs apart while it is still attached to the spokes? Yes, of course you can. is it good enough to visually inspect the hub axle, and decide whether it's safe to use based on that? Well, there's not much else you can do, so yeah, I'd call it good enough. If there's any doubt, I'd just replace the axles. any other ...


You could get locking skewers (e.g. pitlock) or skewers which have hex bolts (e.g. this) [obviously, having a hex key or a 15 mm wrench isn't really secure, but pitlock is more secure], if you want it for the security. But all you need to do is run down to your bike shop with your wheel+skewer and get them to match it to an appropriate solid axle in most ...

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