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    crappy quando's...

    is there a way to convert the standard skewer quando hub type to a 15 thru axle?

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    Chub XC front - 15x100mm thru-axle endcaps (ea) NLA | eBay

    I can just get these and be good to go?

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    Nope, you can't convert them to Thru-axle design. You can, however, change them from a quick release axle to a solid nutted axle. Not as secure as the thru-axle, but noticeably more secure than a QR.

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    why cant you convert these? so i take it its not as easy as taking the nuts on the ends off and just pressing those adapters in huh?

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    Those hubs are probably loose ball bearing types. If you take the nuts off, the axle will come out and so will all the bearings.

    Most thru axle compatible hubs are cartridge bearings, which have an inner diameter to allow for a multitude of axle sizes. Your hubs are only able to accept a 9mm axle.

    In short, they cannot be converted.

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    got ya. thanks...

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    Can you post a pic? I had a Quando on the back of my commuter; it was a sealed bearing hub. At least, in the sense that it took cartridge bearings - they were pretty exposed.

    However, I doubt you can convert them. If they're sealed bearing, you probably also can't substitute a solid axle.

    Can you post a pic? You'll get less speculation, and maybe even a definitive answer.
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    i broke the qr axle on my my quando in the rear. it was a loose ball cup and cone type of thing, and i just replaced the hollow axle. if it happens again, i will replace it with a solid axle. i don't take the rear tire off very often.

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    Quando makes a large variety of hubs just like Formula. Some are cup and cone, some are cartridge bearing. I don't know of any convertible versions but providing the model number might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    Nope, you can't convert them to Thru-axle design. You can, however, change them from a quick release axle to a solid nutted axle. Not as secure as the thru-axle, but noticeably more secure than a QR.
    how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbea_production View Post
    how?
    You can try a drill. Check out what this guy did with a different hub:
    American Classic 9mm/10mm thru axle conversion possible?
    Of course, check where your bearings are and if there is clearance for a 9mm thru-axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbea_production View Post
    how?
    I think you can buy solid 9mm and 10mm axles off the shelf.

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    donde?

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    LBS, esp if they do BMX stuff. at least that is what i was told. haven't bought a solid one myself yet though.
    jensonusa has a couple that look promising but i don't know enough to say which.
    Search results for axle | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    for mine, a piece of metric all-thread would work...

    really, i'm just bumping this hoping someone who actually knows will answer.

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