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    king hub ss conversion

    I understand that the standard King qr hub I have can be converted to a ss hub that will accept something called 'fun bolts'.

    Curious about a few things:

    Does this conversion require the special King hub tool?

    Where is the best place to purchase the conversion kit?

    Thanks in advance,

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Jitsu
    I understand that the standard King qr hub I have can be converted to a ss hub that will accept something called 'fun bolts'.

    Curious about a few things:

    Does this conversion require the special King hub tool?

    Where is the best place to purchase the conversion kit?

    Thanks in advance,

    Joe
    I think that it can be converted, but I am not sure. Call King 1 800 523 6008 and check, and if so, order the parts direct while you have them on the line.
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    Yes, you can convert a quick release hub to fun bolts. As with anything on a King, I imagine it is fairly pricey. If you're using horizontal dropouts you might want to consider just using a good steel quick release skewer and a Surly Tuggnut on the drive side.

    Oh yeah, you can purchase the parts directly from King or through your local bike shop.

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    It's quite easy

    You'll need a heavy duty axle and matching bearing collar from CK. Look carefully at the end of your existing QR axle and and you will see a # inside of a diamond branded on the end. Typically it is a # 3 or #4. The axle and bearings are machined to exact tolerances. The # ensures that everything matches up. You'll need this number when you order the new HD axle.

    Also, order the fun bolts. These are nothing more than high grade stainless bolts with aluminum collars.

    The installation is straightforward. The rear end will benefit from being noticeably more solid. Check out your owners manual for assembly instructions or download them directly from the CK website.

    All the bits should run you about $80.00 or so. Larry at Mtn High Cyclery can get you everything.
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    Thanks for the help! I'll give King a call and give it a shot.

    Joe

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