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track nuts(4 posts)

track nutsAndante
Jan 9, 2002 12:03 PM
Can I run track nuts on a hollow axle made for quick release? Or should I get a new axle? Thanks. (This is for my Frankenstein fixed gear).
re: track nutsTJeanloz
Jan 9, 2002 12:24 PM
You will need a new axle. The hollow one is not long enough, nor likely sturdy enough.
Jan 9, 2002 12:54 PM
maybe just get a heavy duty mountain bike skewer and really crank it down. ?

probably notohio
Jan 9, 2002 1:47 PM
depending on your dropout width, hollow axles usually will not protrude enough out of the dropouts to use axle nuts. I DO think that it would be strong enough though if you have/buy a hollow axle long enough. They do it in BMX, so I think you'd be fine.

I'm using a shimano QR on my fixie conversion with no problems so far, but I crank it down so hard it hurts my hand. Other option is a skewer with allen bolt ends like the control techs. I don't think they're still made but you can find them here and there.