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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012

    changing solid axles to 9mm quick release

    I just picked up a used 2010 Marin Hidden Canyon for my 7 year old. It came with a bolt on rear axle. I'd like to switch to a 9mm quick release to allow trailside tube replacement.

    Is that a possibility? Do I need to completely disassemble the rear hub? Where can I get the hollow axle?

  2. #2
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    May 2011
    Remove the freewheel, use cone wrenches to remove the axle coned then take the axle to a local bike shop to have them match it up for a hollow replacement axle, should be easy and cheap for a decent bike shop to find one. Note that the QR axle will need to be shorter than the nutted axle so it does not extend past the dropouts.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2006
    Park makes these thin wrenches that are inexpensive and light, perhaps you can just get one of those? Just an idea.

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