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    Looking for Salsa Fat Conversion hub 170 mm QR end caps

    I have a 177mm fat conversion hub on my bucksaw and want to be able to use it in my On-One Fatty that uses a 170mm rear QR. Salsa tells me that they don't sell the QR end caps as an aftermarket option. Both the 177mm and 170mm end caps come when you buy a hub.

    They suggested I work with a Salsa dealer, and they could contact the Salsa rep.

    I'm in Australia and the distributor is not at all helpful. Do you have any suggestions on a US Salsa dealer who's likely to help and ship the end caps to Australia?

    The alternative is I'd be happy to buy the end caps if anyone bought a hub for a 177mm frame and doesn't need the 170mm version. I assume, but don't know, that the 197/190mm end caps are the same.

    Thanks

    Tim

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    I have similar dilemma as Wombat with exactly the same hub. So if anyone has unwanted QR caps for 170 Salsa fat conversion rear hub with Shimano freehub, I would be interested. As long as Wombat has been served first of course. I am located in Ontario Canada. Thanks!

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    Paxi

    My set from mikesee arrived last week.

    Tim

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    Glad to hear Mikesee was able to help you. I contacted him also but unfortunately he only had QR caps for XD driver.

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    Hi

    Im in same boat looking for kit to go from 177x12mm to 170x10mm

    Bolt through to qr on the salsa fat rear hub conversion.

    Its very difficult to locate these parts separately and information seems limited regarding
    what people get when they purchase the whole hub.

    To convert do i only need end caps or these plus another axle and off course a skewer?

    Any help most appreciated.
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    You don't need to change the axle. Just the caps. However Salsa doesn't sell any kit with just the QR caps without the axle. Unlike TA caps you can buy without the axle. Also the drive side cap is driver specific. Shimano or XD. According to Salsa website both 12 TA and QR caps are included in new hub package.

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    Have you had any luck getting caps to go 170x10? If so where did you find them? And for which driver?

    ThANKs

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    I haven't had any luck. Mine are Shimano driver.

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    I have rear QR caps for Shimano and need rear thru-axle caps for shimano.
    Last edited by dudeist; 11-30-2016 at 07:37 PM.

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    I also need Fat conversion hub QR caps for Beargrease 2016. I believe these hubs are made by Formula, so have you asked caps from them?

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    Andrew Tubesing has these on " Fat Bike Trader " Facebook page. His are new for $23, mine are going to Paxi.
    Last edited by dudeist; 12-05-2016 at 05:48 PM.

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    MTB Tools Mtn Bike 12mm x 170mm Thru Axle to Standard 5mm QR Wheel Adapter | eBay
    This store has some cool stuff. If your TA hub isn't convertible, an axle adapter might work. Also there's a 38 tooth rear cog.

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    He is also willing to do custom mods in his stuff if he can.

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    I've got 10mm shimano QR caps and I'm looking to trade for 12mm TA shimano caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbadge View Post
    I've got 10mm shimano QR caps and I'm looking to trade for 12mm TA shimano caps.
    did you have luck locating the 12mm TA caps?

    I need the 10mm Shimano QRs if you or anyone wants to swap or sell.

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    I'm in the same boat as well, I have a Shimano 197mm thru axle arrangement and need 190mm QR adaptors. I sent out a couple of emails to my local Salsa dealers and have pretty much gotten the same response: "Salsa doesn't sell them individually and we checked our leftover parts bin with no luck ".

    I'm debating on taking the gamble with the Turnagain end caps from Borealis to see if they'll work.

    https://www.fatbike.com/product/yampa-endcap/

    Thoughts?


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    Just noticed dudeist post, I believe I've got my work around.

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/MTB-Tools-Mtn...257Ciid%253A23

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    I have at least a dozen sets of these QR end caps, to convert Salsa fat hubs from 197 to 190 QR, or 177 to 170 QR. One set of Shimano left, the rest are XD.

    I do have skewers as well.

    [email protected]

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    I still get pinged by people looking for these endcaps with some regularity.

    I no longer have any for Shimano freehubs.

    I still have ~6 sets left to convert an XD freehub from thru-axle to QR -- that is, from 197 to 190, or from 177 to 170.

    I have one XD freehub and one Shimano freehub left.

    And I have a pile of endcaps to convert the Salsa front hubs from 150mm TA to 150mm QR.

    Also many 170 and 190mm Salsa QR skewers.

    Lemme know how I can help: [email protected]

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