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    Convert Rear Maxle To Bolt-Thru

    Is there an axle available to convert a 142mm QR Maxle to a regular bolt-thru axle? Just looking to ditch the QR aspect on the rear of my frame.

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    Drill out the drive side threads with a 12mm drill... Possibly not a good idea, but that'd be the way to convert a threaded frame to a thru bolt frame.

    If you could put the rear triangle in a good drill press or milling machine it probably wouldnt be a terrible idea. Doing it with a handheld drill would be a bad idea...

    Once you're done can you find a 142x12 axle that is the right width for the frame. Also is the outside of the driveside where the through bolt nuts will not sit an appropriately flat/clear area? can it withstand the clamping forces?

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