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Tacx Thru Axle for Giant TCR

I ordered a Giant TCR Advanced 1 (2018) and it's on its way. I just remembered that I need to get a thru axle that fits my Smart Trainer (Tacx Flow Smart. Sadly I can not seem to find the measurements ...
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Can I fix or replace the quick release lever on my thru axle?

I've got a problem with the quick release lever on the front thru axle of the bike I use for a short commute (a several-years old Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw, FWIW). The last time I tried to ...
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Axle - rear hub and washer thing a bit loose

I have a rear wheel that has needed work 3 or more times in around 3 years (of not very regular riding) and I'm wondering if something is especially wrong with the setup on this FUJI road bike. A few ...
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What is the axle thickness of the Kent Road Tech 700c bike?

I need to know in order to find proper fitting anti theft nuts to keep the wheels from being stolen.
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Bike axle block/reverse chain tug?

I just recently obtained a classic style bike frame that has horizontal fork-ends (people call them dropouts but they're different). I wanted to use hollow axles and skewers on this bike but I think ...
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How do I fix my rear axle?

Bike was working fine. I was stopped at a stop sign, when I went to pedal it jerked and felt like my chain popped off, but it had not. Pedaling does nothing. The back wheel still rolls if I push it. ...
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Trailer wheel: Axle connected on one side only [duplicate]

Most wheels have an axle that needs to be connected to a frame from both sides. What are wheels called that only need to be connected from one side? I'm looking to buy wheels like this and for that I ...
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Wheel keeps going out of alignment and loosening the chain

I have an electric bike with internal hub gears on the rear wheel, so no derailleur. This means that for the chain to stay tight, the wheel axle needs to be dragged back into its seating before it is ...
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Can I put a 9mm axle hub with a Shimano roller brake into a 3/8" fork?

I have a Gazelle dutch bike which I want to upgrade with a front dynohub. It currently has a Sturmey Archer drum-brake hub dated 1988, which I believe to be a SBF model. I bought a wheel with a ...
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Rear wheel not straight because of worn out dropout?

I noticed that my rear wheel wasn't straight and even after realignment it wouldn't stay straight. After some investigation I noticed that my rear dropout appears to be worn out: Is this the problem? ...
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BB spindle length/chainline for re-used Shimano FC-M391 chainset

I'm trying to rebuild an old Univega MTB. Primary goal is to build a good or decent bike from used parts. The crankset+bb that was on the bike when I got it was really worn out. I unscrewed it and ...
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Purpose of locknuts+adjustable nuts on sealed hub bearings

What is the purpose of these locknuts? How tight should they be? EDIT: I'm asking because even if I remove all the nuts from the axle, leaving just the axle and the bearings, it still won't have any ...
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How does this type of thru axle work?

I have a similar question to Non-quick release through axle - a few questions. My rear axle is similar to that one so I seem to be sorted from that question. However, the front one is different. It ...
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Self extracting crank preload

This question got me wondering about self-extracting cranks: What bottom brackets are compatible with Miche Evo Max cranksets (self-extracting type)? Where I've seen them on cartridge bottom brackets,...
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Can replacing the bearings on a hub untrue a wheel?

Backstory: I've never paid so much attention to my bike. I recently bought the wrench that allows me to take my axle off, so that's what I did. After cleaning the parts/bearings and replacing the ...
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Could I replace a hub on a wheel?

I have a freewheel and I keep bending the axle, however the rim, spokes and tire are all fine, does anyone think it would be possible to unscrew the spokes, buy a new hub that has a freehub, install ...
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Mystery little bolt fell off near rear axle

Hi All! Please help with advice. I was doing some regular brush cleaning on my new Diamond Mission Pro bike that I purchased off the diamondback website (less then month old). A little bolt near rear ...
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Brand new wheel creaky freehub body

I recently bought a Kona Rove ST (2017) gravel bike used for commute, it has no more than 100 km, so it's relatively "brand new". There is a set of Alex Wheel Boondocks on it with Alex's aluminium ...
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Play between axle and bearing inner ring

Got new 'low' cost wheels with noticeable rattling in both of them. Thought cartridge bearings had an excessive play. Turns out there is some play between bearing inner ring and axle. Lock nuts were ...
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What is the purpose of this rear dropout screw?

I am a long time MTBer who just got my first road bike. This is a photo of the left rear dropout. The screw I'm talking about is the little silver one just above the axle. There is a groove cut into ...
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Stuck lock-nut on one side of the axle, can't push the axle out from the other side

So, I have a stuck lock nut on one side of my front axle, and I can't seem to get the axle out pushing on the other side. I need some pointers on diagnosing and repairing this. The bike is a Merida ...
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Proper lateral rear hub position (with spacers)

What is the proper position for a rear hub along the axle? So far my understanding is 'somewhere' slightly toward the non-drive side to leave room for the sprockets - and I understand that the rim is ...
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What size rear axle and cones for 1999 Schwinn Cruiser 6?

What size rear axle and cones fit a 1999 Schwinn Cruiser 6 bicycle. I cannot find a part number or identifier, is it the same size as BMX parts?
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DT swiss 370 hub ends in a thread, what is is for?

I bought a second hand wheel which has a DT Swiss 370 hub. I miss-thought the hub is for a 135x9 mm axle, but it is not. After finding out that it was not a 9 mm I took a deeper look to the hub and ...
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Giant ATX 2 2017 axle size?

I have a Giant ATX 2 27.5 2017 and I broke my rear axle 😭. I sent it to my LBS, a week later they told me their axle fitted the front wheel but the back wheel was a different size. They haven’t got ...
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Adult tandem trike conversion

I'd like to take my old tandem and make it a trike with dally tires and rims on the rear. Has anyone done it. Thanks
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Boost 148 and 110 standard specification

Where can I find exact specification for boost 148 and 110 axle specification. I was able to find many documents describing main features of it, but I would like to read document with all exact ...
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Is centering axle by eye good enough?

I took apart my shimano m770 front and rear hubs, and removed both (!!) cones on each axle. When reassembling everything I ran into the issue of re-centering the axles (so that the rims run in the ...
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Front wheel axle making clicking sound

Recently, I realized that my bike front wheel axle is making clicking sound. Now, i am trying to resolve the problem. Do I need to put a grease(special oil), or I need to buy new front wheel axle, ...
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How do I find a replacement rear axle? [duplicate]

My back wheel stopped free wheeling so we took out the back wheel and opened the hub to find that the axle is bent. So we threw away the axle and thought to replace wheel. Now I know the axle can be ...
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Increasing front axle dropout size

I'm trying to find a front fork. My front axle bolt measures 3/8. The closest forks seem to have a 9mm dropout which is .525mm too small. Should I file down the dropouts to fit the extra .525mm or ...
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Rear tire wobbling and feels “tight.” Is it likely to be axle issue or no?

I've noticed that my bike's rear tire has slowly been downgrading, and beginning to wobble more and more. I took no notice of it because it did not affect the bike riding at first, but slowly started ...
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Why does RockShox say you shouldn't use a bolt on axle on their fork?

I bought a RockShox suspension fork for a trekking bike I'm building. My plan was to use a wheel with a Shimano XT Shimano DH-3N72 hub dynamo I have from before on it. The hub has a normal bolt on (...
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Quick Release vs Thru-axle specifications when buying wheels

I'm experiencing some confusion pertaining to axle choice as I'm attempting to purchase some wheels, if somebody in this forum could provide some clarification it would be greatly appreciated. I just ...
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Rear axle - converting from imperial to metric?

I'm working on restoring a bike which I found at a council dump and I've a couple of questions about the rear axle. I took the rear axle into a hardware shop today to buy a new locking nut (I mislaid ...
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What is the technical name for the push-on type of wheels that are found on some bicycle trailers?

The trailer wheels have their own axle that stays in place via a spring-loaded ball bearing. (They are quite different from the various axles usually found on bicycles themselves; those have some ...
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Replacing a rear wheel bicycle axle. How should I do it?

I bought a second hand bike a few weeks ago.. sadly the rear wheel axle broke. I want to replace it, but since the bike is a little old (maybe 30 years old. it's a monark, a swedish known brand) I'm ...
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Non-quick release through axle - a few questions

I just bought an RSD Sherrif II fat bike and it has a carbon fork with a thru-axle. It appears to be a non-quick release axle - no lever of any kind, so I need an allen key to remove it. I have a ...
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Is axle cone pitting more common on rear drive side?

I finally got into the rear hub of my new-used bike and found one cone pitted, the drive-side cone only. The other three cones are fine. I happen to have also picked up a second, compatible bike ...
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Help identifying this rear-wheel part (photo)

I took off my rear wheel, and this fell out on the floor: Is this a "rear wheel axle"? It looks like it should indeed be in one piece instead of two. I would like to order a replacement for this ...
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Through axle (thru-axle) - typical/minimum number of turns of active tread engagement

On opening the cam lever of a 15mm through-axle, I have noticed it is possible to slide the axle out after only two whole turns. When installing the axle, more that two turns results in a cam tension ...
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Can the back axle be replaced without removing the gear cassette?

I'm about to replace a back axle for the first time, and I'm confused about whether I need to remove the cassette to do this properly. This is relevant because I don't have the tools to remove the ...
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Bike hub sealed bearing

I'm wanting to get a new fork for my bike but I have a sealed bearing hub (not sure what axle size, 5mm or 9mm) I was just wondering can I convert a sealed bearing hub to a different axle size? (15mm ...
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one-side Axle vs regular Axle

I’m planning to build a pedal car for kids (which I would love to use too), and many of the samples I saw on internet uses one-side Axle, I know wheel chairs and some brands like Cannondale use it but ...
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Can I use a hollow rear axle without a quick release shaft?

Does quick release shaft works also as an extra protection/strength ? And if I don't have it, can the hollow axle break more easily ? I bought the wrong one on the web, in the picture I didn't saw ...
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How to prevent trailer hitch bracket rotation?

I am using a croozer kid bicycle trailer with a solid rear axle (shimano nexus 7). The hitch is the kind that goes on the rear axle between the left nut and the anti-axle-rotation nut for the gearhub. ...
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How to tighten a Fox Thru Axle, Cam Lever/QR Skewer?

The cam lever on my Fox Thru Axle is loose but its unlike the Rockshox axle where you can just tighten it up with a little allen key at the top. (edit from comment below) The quick release lever is a ...
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What is the difference b/w dropout diameter(9mm) and 3/8"(9.478mm) Tpi bicycle axles

I am creating a ski-bike and taking this website as a reference: Alpine Ski-Bike. I am having some trouble understanding some things, as it says that "it fits in 100mm x 9mm front dropout" but ...
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Reassembling Shimano FH-M150 rear hub

First time servicing a rear hub for me. I disassembled and cleaned my Shimano FH-M510 rear hub, removing the nut, washers and cone only from the left side of the axle. When I went to insert new ...
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Exceptions to 3/8x24 for coaster axle threads?

Is there such a thing as a contemporary coaster hub that uses 10x1 or 3/8x26? Trying to figure something out without the bike in front of me.