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Frame dropout cracked, what can I do? (Allied Alfa Disc / carbon)

A crack, unfortunately, is a crack. That’s dangerous no matter what the material. You could contact Allied to see if you have any options in terms of warranty. However, if you didn’t secure the bike ...
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Do I need to apply something on thru axle?

I usually put a very small amount of grease on the threads at the end so that it will be easier to remove when you need to take it out again. As with all threaded connections these tend to seize-up ...
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Is thru axle with rim brake okay?

It is of course in general OK to but rim brakes on your bike IF the frame supports them and IF the rim has the braking surface. You will need the right brake levers and cables. If your disc brakes ...
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Do I need to apply something on thru axle?

I have a different question for you. What happens if the thru-axle threads and shaft are not greased (or the grease has washed out)? Answers: On a Cube eMTB with a 12mm rear thru axle and a Shimano XT ...
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Converter for quick release skewer to thru axle

You can't convert a QR bike to use a TA, sorry. Not without welding anyway. The frame, specifically it's dropouts, control what you can use to retain the wheel's axle. To use a through-axle, the end ...
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Are thru-axles generally hollow or solid?

Thru Axles are a standard for wheel fasteners that was introduced fairly recently for MTB and later for road bikes. Today thru axles come typically in 15 mm or 12 mm diametres. If you mean thse, they ...
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Do I need to apply something on thru axle?

Information about what to grease on a through-axle can be contradicting even for the same model of an axle. An example below. Santa Cruz uses DT Swiss axles for their frames. The instructions on their ...
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What is a thru axle?

This article does an excellent job of describing through-axles: http://cyclingtips.com/2015/10/road-bikes-are-headed-towards-through-axels-but-why/ Chiefly: They're inserted through the forks, not ...
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Frame dropout cracked, what can I do? (Allied Alfa Disc / carbon)

Yes it's dangerous. Contact Allied.
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How is the load of the bike transferred to the hub cartridge bearings with a through axle?

There are two ways, depending on the type of the hub. Most hubs use a separate axle around the thru-axle. So for example if you have a 15mm thru axle in the front, you would have a 18mm axle around ...
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Non-quick release through axle - a few questions

It's a Maxle Stealth. They are a little cheaper and are also a weight savings thing. They're not super common but there's nothing wrong with them. They've also not been around very long, just less ...
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Always Lubricate Skewers?

This is really a personal preference. Usually people will grease the skewer threads and sometimes the skewer shaft as a way to help prevent seizing and corrosion. This can be especially useful if the ...
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How te remove the front wheel on a Merida misson cx400

Looking at the specs on Merida Website you have Fulchee through axles, FH1200 and FH1700. Looking at these on the Fulchee website (for the front FH1200 at least) I see that the lever for releasing the ...
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Thru axle impossible to remove with multitool

If the marking says 20 newton metres, then that's what the manufacturer has resolved as the correct torque. If you're looking for permission to undertighten your through-axle, then that's your ...
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Shimano FH-6800 rebuild or replace?

There are no thru axle FH-6800 or WH-6800 versions. The next/new Ultegra will have some, but as of now I don't think think any thru axle hubs or wheels that say Ultegra on them are really out in the ...
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Removing rear hub end caps (Mavic Allroad Pro)

Unfortunately you have to use force to get those guys off. If you can wrap the cap with a rag and then grip it with a pair of pliers you should be able to pull it straight off. It will take some ...
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How does this type of thru axle work?

For regular opening like changing a tube or tyre do I open the little bolt or do I use the lever? You take the axel out by unscrewing with the lever (left loose). The bolt allows you to change the ...
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How tight should I screw my thru-axles?

You should screw your through axle according to the manufacturer's specified torque value range. The torque applied to the axle is not meant to be used for adjusting relative brake/disc position, even ...
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Can you change your skewer frame into to thru axle one?

Frame rear dropouts and forks for through-axles are of a substantially different design than those designed for quick-release hubs. Through axles are essentially a large bolt that attaches the wheel ...
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Are thru axles enough protection for transporting a bike?

No - does your through-axle have shoulders to stop the bike being compressed from the side? If it did, then the axle wouldn't go into its hole. You're better off using a well-sized block of wood ...
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Protecting Threads on a thru-axle dropout

I had a quick look at photos of the dropouts and the hanger for this bike. It looks like it's possible the threads in the frame may be replaceable (I'd be surprised if they weren't) even though they ...
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Buying new thru axle road wheels - What do I need to know?

When getting the same 142x12 and 100x12 standard wheels I advise to take note of the following: If your frame requires special dishing or not. Synapse probably doesn't. Outer rim width. With wider ...
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Through Axle Wheels thread P1.0 or P1.5

That's the thread pitch, i.e. the distance from the peak of one turn to the peak of the next. The best way to measure it without a gauge is to count 10 turns and measure how much length they take up, ...
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Tacx Thru Axle for Giant TCR

The specs of the thru-axle that you need are here. The one that you need is T1707, which is 12×142 with a thread of M12×1. The T1707 and the T1711 both fit a 142×12 mm with a thread of M12×1. The ...
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Can I remove my thru axle when the lever is disengaged?

Because necessity is the mother of solving problems caused by poorly designed components, I'm answering my own question. I tried vice grips, as someone recommended, but the alloy in the axle was too ...
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Visible play in the front wheel that is not in the thru axle but in the hub itself? (video included)

Yes, this is play in the bearings. How to fix it depends on the type of hub you have. 'Cup and cone' bearing hubs have ball bearings between fixed cups in the hub and adjustable cones on a threaded ...
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Converter for quick release skewer to thru axle

If you're worried about QR on MTB you don't need to be - or at least not very much, and not if you take sensible precautions. As mentioned in the comments, QRs on MTBs were standard for decades. I ...
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Can I convert a WTB LaserDisc Lite hub to 15mm thru axle?

I did a little research and it appears there were never conversion endcaps available for that hub, and it's probably impossible due to the design. The bearing ID itself is 15mm and it sits flush or ...
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Is there a way to have thru axle dropouts with thread on a left side?

In theory, a framebuilder could machine custom dropouts to do what you want. Normally, they buy premade dropouts (which are especially helpful with disc brakes, as the dropouts come with disc mounts ...
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Does the giant atx 2 2017 model have quick release wheels or thru axle wheels?

It has a regular old quick release. The bike is way too low end to have a thru axle. You can see from pictures of the bike that it has dropouts in the fork and rear triangle, so the wheels are ...
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