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My wheels don't have hollow axels!

Noel PTNoel PT Posts: 627
edited May 2008 in Workshop
I thought I would share my brain fart with you all.

I picked up a fantastic Specialized Langster and decided to upgraded a few bits here and there.

They all arrived on thurs:
New Carbon Seat Post! hmmm nice
New Charge Seat ! hmm very nice
New Look pedals! also very nice
Allen key sqewers!hmmmm :x :oops: not hollow axels duh!

Can anyone suggest a decent set of wheels, that won't put me into liquidation. And have HOLLOW AXELS!



  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    You can change just the axles, rather than the wheels, but I've always thought QR wasn't recomended with fixed wheel.
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • Noel PTNoel PT Posts: 627
    So did, I but according to Charlie the bike Monger and few of my mates its fine!
    I suppose there is only one way to find out, its gonna be painful if they wrong.... :shock:

    Cheers for that, I'll keep my eyes open for some axels.
  • y tiny tin Posts: 102
    I'd stick with the wheels you have which will be fitted with track nuts. Most track / single speed wheel options will come with solid axles. It's better having track nuts on the rear wheel cos it'd be hard to find a skewer that can hold the fixed rear wheel in place as good as using track nuts.
  • Noel PTNoel PT Posts: 627
    I hear you, but don't you find it annoying having to carry a spanner around for the nuts.

    And is it going to be as much of an issue when considering I won't be using it fixed?
  • y tiny tin Posts: 102
    I carry around a jethro tool (?). Small spanner with a bottle opener! Think hubjub sell them.
  • Noel PTNoel PT Posts: 627
    BOTTLE OPENER, fantastic reason to carry it.

    It seems single speed riders like drinking as much as they like riding.. :lol:

    I'm going to fit in well. :oops:

    I'll send the skewers back, if I can.

    Thanks again guys
  • PirahnaPirahna Posts: 1,315
    I've got a bottle opener brazed onto the under side of the left hand chain stay on one of my road frames.
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