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    Dumb question about the alfine

    Do you need to bring two 15mm wrenches with you to to pull the hub off (in case of a flat tire), or can you do it with just one?

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    Just one.

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    You don't need any wrenches to fix a flat. I found that out on Saturday. I popped the bead off one side and pulled out the tube and patched it. The only thing that sucked was trying to keep the bike still while I pumped up the tire. It would be easier with a wrench though....

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    Has anyone figured out a way to make them 9mm qr's?

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    ???

    The rear QR axles are usually 10mm; the fronts are 9.

    The Alfine axle is solid, and has flats machined into it so it won't turn. It also varies in diameter as it feeds through the hub. It is essentially a part of the transmission. I suppose some adventurous soul will drill clean through one some day, but who knows? Would a drilled Alfine axle still be strong enough? Would a QR hold the axle firmly enough? The bolts are tight, as tight as the torque required for old square taper cranks.

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