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    Skewers to through-axles?

    Prior apologies for the double-post.

    I can't seem to find directions for swapping out a QR skewer for a 10mm through-axle, to fit on my horizontal drops. Can anyone shoo me in the right direction, or offer advice, please?

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    If I'm not mistaken you have to change the hub but dont quote me on that. Ty calling your local LBS and see what they say.

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    Thru axle requires specific dropouts, but your hub may be convertible to a thru bolt or a bolt up axle. What kind of hub (brand, model) is it?

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    ^ Most QR dropouts will fit a 9mm axle up front and a 10mm rear.

    OP, it depends entirely on your hubs. My front hub fits standard QR, 9mm, 15mm, and 20mm with certain adapters that came with the wheel. My rear hub will use standard QR or 10mm.
    All of the true things I'm about to tell you are shameless lies.

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    Horizontal dropouts don't necessarily require a through-axle. Singlespeed bike? What frame? Pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by False View Post
    ^ Most QR dropouts will fit a 9mm axle up front and a 10mm rear.
    You need to know the difference between a thru axle and thru bolt...they are not the same. A through axle uses specific drop-outs where the axle actually threads into it. X-12, QR15, 20mm are examples of thru axle.

    Through bolt is simply a 9mm or 10mm thick bolt or skewer that runs in the standard drop-outs.

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