Axle replacement

Hello all,

I wanted to replace the quick release axle with a fixed axle. However once I take off all the lock nuts etc with bearings exposed etc, the axle will simply not slide out. It's still stuck inside? Any ideas what's going on please?

Thank you


  • 02gf74
    02gf74 Posts: 1,168
    Why do you want to do that?

    The solid axles are fitted to low end budget bikes, made of inferior steel to a hollow axle.

    I've managed to snap a solid axle but never a hollow axle.

    If the reason for the change is to guard against theft, then you can get security skewers that need a special tool to remove. Even an skewer with hex end is a step as the casual thieves aren't likely to have one.