Front axle


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Deebo

Look Ma, No Hands!
Feb 19, 2019
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So I bought this atlas x-type bike because I liked the alloy wheels, only problem is the axle is a 3/8 that is too big to fit the fork on my Schwinn. Is there a way to convert the axle of the rim to a 5/16? Thanks.
 
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bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
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#2
Probably not - the axle cone's diameter/bearing radius is matched to the size of the cup in the hub itself, and the cups are bigger because the axle's diameter is larger. It would take some bike shop magic to find the right combination, assuming it even exists.
 

Autocycleplane

I live for the CABE
Jan 6, 2010
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#5
I personally think those flat sided axles are junk. The threads strip out too easily - I don't think they are hardened like the originals.

I would just file the dropouts on the fork a bit larger to fit.
 
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Archie Sturmer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 13, 2018
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