I recently bought a Globe Work 2, and I'm digging it, but I'm at a loss for what is going on with my rear axle. I took a couple of pics (below), so I'm hoping someone can tell me what I've got.

According to the spec sheet, I'm supposed to have "REAR HUBDouble-sealed, loose ball, dual-lock nuts, steel axle, QR, 32h", but that doesn't look like a QR to me, and I don't know what dual-lock nuts are.

So, any ideas about what this is?

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  • Someone installed "pegs" on the rear axle, possibly replacing the axle in the process. – Daniel R Hicks Apr 28 '14 at 14:34
  • I don't think they're pegs. They spin. – CJ F Apr 29 '14 at 0:13
  • Is it removable with a normal tool on both ends? I can't see from the pics how you're supposed to turn/hold the right. I'm wondering about a security feature, as they both spin, which stops you getting a wrench on them. – Chris H Apr 29 '14 at 7:33
  • That's the thing. Allen wrench in one side, but I have no idea how to hold the other side. That entire casing spins freely and that hole is just a smooth circle with no connection point inside. – CJ F Apr 29 '14 at 17:06

Looks like an attaching point for some kind of trailer, maybe a single wheel trailer.

  • In any event, the devices can probably be removed. Certainly a new skewer would be needed, and it may be necessary to replace the axle itself, but those are relatively inexpensive items. – Daniel R Hicks Apr 28 '14 at 17:34
  • Hmm. That stinks. I bought it new at the LBS. Sounds like they scavenged parts or something. A return trip is in order. – CJ F Apr 29 '14 at 0:14
  • @CJF if it's new then definitely take it back. If nothing else they should be able to explain what those things are for (please report back so we all know - you can answer your own question). – Nuі Apr 29 '14 at 22:56
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    I took it in to the shop today and they said it was in fact for a trailer. They had set up my bike to demo the trailer and forgot to switch the skewer back when they sold it to me. Mystery solved! – CJ F May 2 '14 at 1:22

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