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    adapter 15mm to quick release

    I have an adapter that goes through my 20mm hub to be able to use a standard fork and skewers does any one know if this is available for a 15mm hub?

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    that isnt possible.
    20mm hubs are wider than standard hubs. the adapter you have is for trueing the wheel only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dover
    that isnt possible.
    20mm hubs are wider than standard hubs. the adapter you have is for trueing the wheel only.
    Unless he's talking about different end caps. Then it's possible.

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    Not a shimano hub

    Quote Originally Posted by eric1115
    Unless he's talking about different end caps. Then it's possible.
    Shimano doesnt make a hub that will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dover
    Shimano doesnt make a hub that will do that.
    That's true... forgot which forum this was in. OP didn't mention hub brand, and I didn't think about this being the Shimano forum.

    Many other manufacturers do make hubs that are a super easy conversion.

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    hi it is possible

    i made 20 to 15 mm adopters ,just need to make longer axle with different ends
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    the hubs arent the same width

    Quote Originally Posted by shade13
    i made 20 to 15 mm adopters ,just need to make longer axle with different ends
    15mm hubs are designed for a 100mm spacing and 20mm hubs are designed for 110mm.
    the brake rotor wont line up either.
    Last edited by Dover; 11-28-2009 at 07:28 PM.

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    15mm to 20mm?

    Can I convert my shimono 15mmQ to a 20mm? Thinking of going to a Vanilla 36 for the 5spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dover
    15mm hubs are designed for a 100mm spacing and 20mm hubs are designed for 110mm.
    the brake rotor wont line up either.

    Ben

    Both are 110.

    9mm QR/TB/BO is 100, but both 15 and 20mm thru-axle are 110mm.


    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarzan415
    Can I convert my shimono 15mmQ to a 20mm? Thinking of going to a Vanilla 36 for the 5spot.
    Unless I'm very mistaken, the only 20mm compatible hubs from Shimano are the ones that come as 20mm to start with. The 15's use a smaller hub shell that can't be converted.

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    ok news flash mounted new axle on new wheel +fork, mounting was excellent alignment of rotor is spot on the guy rode it this weekend and is very happy ,bootem line axle work's

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    I am here to report that Mavic's 15mm to 9mm conversion plugs work to convert a 15mm Shimano XT Centerlock front hub to 9mm. Thank goodness, because I didn't want to have to pay for new spokes and a wheel build to put on the 9mm 6-bolt XT front hub sitting on my shelf

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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleoneel
    I am here to report that Mavic's 15mm to 9mm conversion plugs work to convert a 15mm Shimano XT Centerlock front hub to 9mm. Thank goodness, because I didn't want to have to pay for new spokes and a wheel build to put on the 9mm 6-bolt XT front hub sitting on my shelf
    Does anybody know if this works on bontrager 15mm hub (Bontrager Rhythm)?
    Does bontrager have such adapter 15mm->9mm?

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    chameleoneel, was there any problems with increased width of the hub? does it normally fit into the fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleoneel View Post
    I am here to report that Mavic's 15mm to 9mm conversion plugs work to convert a 15mm Shimano XT Centerlock front hub to 9mm. Thank goodness, because I didn't want to have to pay for new spokes and a wheel build to put on the 9mm 6-bolt XT front hub sitting on my shelf
    those end caps are for using in a trueing stand. NOT intended for riding.
    they are not safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dover View Post
    those end caps are for using in a trueing stand. NOT intended for riding.
    they are not safe.
    These appear to be the same end caps that came stock on the previous generation Mavic Crossmax ST 9mm/15mm wheelset. On the ST they were intended to be used for riding with either a standard 9mm QR or 15mm fork.

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    why wouldn't they be safe?

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    Geeze. Just get the right gear and quit playing around with BS conversions that diminish the performance and safety of your gear.

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    i had a shop make some for my bontrager 15mm front hub, now two bikes one set of extra wheels. universal for most 15mm hub conversions. post some pics up later.

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    I'm going to try out the Mavic Adapters on my WTB hubs- will let folks know how they work.

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    Since the 15mm and 9mm axles are standardized, it looks like it will work on any 15mm hub as long as the end caps are long enough to contain the adapters. But the only way to know is try.

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    How are people getting on with those Mavic QR plugs? Just about to buy some as I've picked up a very cheap 15mm thru axled wheel.

    Thanks

    Rich

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    They won't work on the wtb hubs. The hub itself is already the full 100mm wide and these caps add a few mm's on either side


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    @alshead
    Are you talking about the WTB 15mm compatible front hub, or the 20mm compatible front hub?

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    My hubs are the wtb laserdisc lites, I believe, with a 15mm thru. Basically, if the hub slides into a 15mm fork and doesn't have removable adapters/ caps already, I don't know how the end caps can work. The inside width of both 15mm thru hubs and 9mm qr hubs is 100mm. The magic end caps add to that, making the hub too wide to fit in the fork.


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