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Missing end cap

I bought a used bike, and I didn't notice the end caps were missing from the front wheel. I don't know the model or the manufacturer of the hub, there are no markings. It is a 12x100 thru axle fork ...
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15mm hub on 12mm fork

I need to get a 15mm hub without end caps to fit a 12mm fork whose dropouts look like this (note that the black part has a lip): When my SON dynamo's bearings went out on a cycling tour here in ...
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Are those 2 thru axles interchangeable?

I posted here a while ago about purchasing a thru axle, I ended up ordering a thru axle which I believed fulfilled the criteria of my frame and existing thru axle. I relied on the specifications that ...
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Can I use a thru axle with a longer thread length?

first of all I would like to point out I have looked in previous threads here but could not find the answer. My frame specifications have the following measurements in regards to the rear thru axle: ...
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Weird behaviour of rear hub thru axle

recently my rear wheel started wobbling so I wanted to check its rear hub, bearing and axle. I have a Shimano HB-RS470 hub which is a thru axle hub, and it look exactlly like the one in the picture ...
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Using Burley Coho XC on road bike with Magic Speed Release axle

I have purchased a Coho XC trailer to use with my 2021 Orbea Avant H-60 (disc brake) bike. I ordered a Burley Thru-Axle after following the Burley axle guide, but on attempting to install it (without ...
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How bad is my frame damage?

Recently my rear wheel locked up while going downhill, the lockup caused the damage in the foto(scoring in the aluminum frame by the axle) is it bad? The bearing is of course destroyed. Yes, it is ...
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Is there a way to have thru axle dropouts with thread on a left side?

I am in process of ordering custom bike, but one thing that makes me super unhappy is the fact all dropouts I see have threads on the right (drive) side. Is there a way to (or there is some source, i....
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Protecting Threads on a thru-axle dropout

My bike uses a thru axel and as I use an indoor trainer quite a bit, I remove the back wheel quite often. I'm concerned about the threads. If they get destroyed on the dropout nut, the manufacturer ...
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Can I use a longer thru axle than the stock thru axle skewer but have similar pitch?

I'm looking for a front thru axle skewer for my bike. The stock axle has these measurements, L124mm TL16mm TP M12 x 1.5. The closest I've seen so far online is L125mm TL17mm TP M12 x 1.5. Would it be ...
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Wheel for 15mm x 110mm QR thru axle

I have a 2017 Genesis Datum 10 gravel bike. I'm looking to get an extra set of wheels fitted with road tyres, to allow easy swapping between "gravel" and "road" modes. The front ...
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Can I convert a WTB LaserDisc Lite hub to 15mm thru axle?

I have a pair of wheels that are WTB LaserDisc Lite quick release hubs laced into Mavic 717 rims. I would like to convert the front hub from QR to 15mm thru-axle. WTB sell replacement hub parts on ...
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Converter for quick release skewer to thru axle

I was wondering if there are any strong and durable converters out there for a quick release skewer to convert to a thru axle. I ride a MTB and need something that won't break or fail for me. I don'...
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Can I convert my Trek Marlin 7 frame to thru axle?

I just got my trek marlin 7 bike and was wondering if I can convert it to TA( through axle).
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Direct mount derailleur movement when tightening thru axle

I've a direct mount rear derailleur and when I tighten the thru-axle the rear derailleur moves inwards towards the spokes, around 5mm. I'm getting recurring problems with gearing (I frequently take ...
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Tacx Thru Axle Adapter Confusion (thread)

I have just received my tacx e-thru adapter after waiting ages but it has a fine thread and doesn't seem to fit my bike. I have a Giant Deffy Advanced, do I need to get the 12x1.5? (142x12mm). On ...
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How to Fit a Thru Axle Road Bike into Elite Nove Force Home Trainer

After a lot of research, I've settled on buying Elite Novo Force as my home trainer. I know its pros 'n cons and this question focuses on something else. The problem I am having now is that I don't ...
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Rear wheel thru axle with no lever

I have a Cube Attain Road, but the rear thru axle puzzles me! I want to remove the rear wheel in order to attach the bike to a Wahoo Kickr 5. How do I get the axle out? When I unscrew the bolt I ...
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Through axle came apart, can't put it back together

When pulling the axle out after disengaging the quick connect, the shaft won't push through and the other side all the little metal pieces fell out. Tire won't come out and cannot put it back together....
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Do I need to apply something on thru axle?

I've just bought my first carbon frame roadbike and realised that it has thru axle (previously I had quick release). Before I would do anything stupid, could someone give me advice if I should apply ...
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Adapter for 15mm front fork to fit a 12mm front hub?

I have an On One - Bish Bash Bosh (Gravel Bike) and just built some nice road tyres for summer. The bike takes a 15mm thru axle front wheel and a 12mm thru axle rear wheel Sadly the wheels I built ...
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Is thru axle with rim brake okay?

so I have converted my disc brake Road Bike to rim brake. My road bike frame is thru axle but it has a slot for rim brake so i decided to go for rim brake and I removed the rotors from the hub and ...
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Thru axle impossible to remove with multitool

An orbea carbon road bike has 20Nm marked on both front and rear thru axles (6mm hex) for the wheels. This is fine in most cases, however impossible to remove with a multitool when getting a puncture ...
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How to attach thru-axle wheels to a truing stand designed for QR wheels?

I have a rather cheap wheel truing stand, bought from here: https://www.rosebikes.fi/rose-wheel-truing-stand-553816 (it was a fraction of the price it sells for now when I bought it). The truing stand ...
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Fitting a front hub, 15mm through axle and 95mm width, to a 100mm fork

I've got a front hub, Crank Brothers Cobalt 1, with a 15mm through axle. I'm trying to fit it on my 100x15mm fork. Other 100mm wide wheels fit no problem. But for some reason the front hub on my Crank ...
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How is the load of the bike transferred to the hub cartridge bearings with a through axle?

I'm wondering how the load (or weight) of the bike is transferred to the cartridge bearings in the hub with a through-axle setup. Initially I thought that it is the through-axle that transfers the ...
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Is my fork suitable for my wheel

I bought this front wheel https://www.probikeshop.fr/roue-avant-mavic-aksium-ust-disc-a-pneus-center-lock-2-aa9/154559.html and this surly fork https://www.bike-components.de/fr/Surly/Fourche-Rigide-...
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What do I need to look out for when replacing rear thru axle?

Got a new-ish (used, but barely) Cube Nuroad 2020 recently. It has 12x142 mm thru axle (a one that you're supposed to screw in rather than tighten with a QR lever). But it lacks a lever with which it ...
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How te remove the front wheel on a Merida misson cx400

I need guidance on removing front wheel of my Merida cx400. I could not find any allen key or quick release provision. Could you anyone please help me with tool set for the same.
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fixing front thru-axle wheel play

Recently got a Poseidon Redwood gravel bike and after about 100 miles or so I noticed some front wheel play when pushing the wheel from side to side with my hand. Took the wheel out to see if the ...
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Frame dropout cracked, what can I do? (Allied Alfa Disc / carbon)

The frame thru axel hole/dropout cracked while using my wahoo kickr trainer. Is this crack dangerous? If it is, what can I do?
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Are axle end caps usually on both ends of the front axle?

After changing my front tire I noticed the thru axle wheel only has an end cap on one end. Is this normal, or have I lost one of my end caps?
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SRAM Maxle Compatibility

My bike has a Rockshox Pike Select (FS-PIKE-SEL-B4). The front axle is a Maxle Ultimate with the following dimesions (as printed on the axle): Size: 15x110 mm Axle Length: 156,5mm Thread Length: 9mm ...
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What is this fox fork front axle part called and where can I find a replacement?

I've got a fox 36 talas RC2 from year 2006 and it's missing one of those black threaded inserts that pinches the front axle : the part is M5 threaded, and approx. 28mm x 8.05mm How is this called and ...
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DT Swiss 370 hub not spinning smoothly in thru axle frame (end caps?)

I have a brand new rear wheel that uses a DT Swiss 370 hub. (From what I understand, the 370 is the same as the 350 except with pawls instead of a ratchet.) I'm trying to use it on a 12x142 thru axle ...
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Visible play in the front wheel that is not in the thru axle but in the hub itself? (video included)

The video shows that the play seems to be in the hub: Is it the bearings causing this? Are they worn out or not adjusted? What steps can I take to resolve this play?
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Can I remove my thru axle when the lever is disengaged?

I was changing a tube on my Breezer Doppler pro today, and when I went to reinstall the thru axle, everything threaded together smoothly but then the cam lever became disengaged from the axle. Now the ...
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Thu axle mount for bike lugage rack

I would like to mount a luggage rack on a bike that has no mounting holes and a thru axle. Is there an adapter that I can use to replace the thru axle with something that provides attachment points? ...
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Is it possible to install a thru axle on a bike, which is a few mm to shorter than the bike frame's thread?

I installed a thule thru axle on my frame, but it is a bit shorter than the original one (newman, see pic). I think 4-5mm to short. Furthermore, the original one is CONIC, and the replacing thule one ...
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Grease or anti-seize for alloy thru-axle-to-QR adapter?

I've got a 26" front wheel with HB-M758 15x100mm thru-axle hub that I'll be using on a QRx100mm front fork. Going to install my alloy 15mm-to-QR axle adapter, it's a tight fit, which is good. Since ...
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Are thru axles enough protection for transporting a bike?

I am travelling with my road bike packed inside my car in the next days. While thinking about how I will fit it in my trunk, I remembered that a lot of people put some sort of spacer in their fork/...
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Changing Scott Scale 960 2019/2020 rear hub to thru-axle?

I'm interested to buy Scott Scale 960, but I would like to change rear hub from QR to 10 or 12mm thru-axle. Is it possible with or without changing rear hub? What kind of hub would it fit in case it ...
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Rear axle for Alexrims DC 4.5 Disc 26" MTB wheels w/ Formula hubs

I've acquired a pair of old Alexrims DC 4.5 Disc 26" MTB wheels with Formula hubs, but the rear wheel is missing the axle. I've been reading various posts about how to measure / replace the axle, but ...
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Diamondback Century 2 (2015): What thru-axle skewer dimensions fit the original axle hubs? Lost the originals/internet search unhelpful

As the title says, I lost the original axle hub skewers (both front and back) while moving. I bought this bike secondhand over a year ago, and it's a 2015 Diamondback Century 2. Diamondback no longer ...
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10mm through axle hub use in traditional frame?

My dilemma is i have a hub with 10mm through axle for which there are no qr adaptors. I considered clamping it into the frame just using the steel 10mm through axle as the "skewer". Funnily the ...
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Always Lubricate Skewers?

I'm replacing the quick release skewers on my bike with allen key skewers for a little security. Clearly the old skewers were well greased and it sounds pretty standard to grease them. There are ...
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Can you change your skewer frame into to thru axle one?

I have a frame that uses QR skewers. Can I modify the frame to use thru axles?Has anyone done it??
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Looking for the perfect frame [closed]

I'm looking for the perfect frame for my next build and looking for suggestions. This is going to be a commuter bike. I want disc brakes with thru-axles, a classic road-ish geometry as much as ...
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Why does Fox specify to fix the lever in an upright position, on a Rhythm 34 fork that uses a Through-Axle?

I vaguely remember that "conventional wisdom" states that closed QR levers on MTB forks should point towards the back of the bike (see Which direction should QR lever point? or What is the proper ...
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Where are the bearings in thru axle hubs?

So I’ve looked all over the internet to find an anatomy picture of a thru axle hub, because I don’t understand where the bearings go, and I can’t find anything helpful. Can anyone help me understand ...
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