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    Can you convert regular Chris King hubs to bolt on?

    with the fun bolts?

    if so, wouldn't the only advantage of the SS King wheels be less dish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    with the fun bolts?

    if so, wouldn't the only advantage of the SS King wheels be less dish?

    You probably have to buy a new axle. Give them a ring, I'm sure they can answer your question. They've been very helpful every time I've contacted them directly.

    As far as your dish question goes, that really depends on the hub body more than anything else.

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    Yep, Sure Can

    About $70 for a new axel and fun bolts, I called a month ago to convert mine, and they didn't have all of the parts in stock and ready to go, some of the equipment was not setup yet. They told me to call in April, so call and you will probably be in luck.

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    the benefit of (i would say) all SS hubs is the dish. and even then, i think that benefit is minimal. but that's my opinion.

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    for what it's worth, I just bought some Delta Axle Rodz from AE Bike. They were $13 and don't require an axle swap. Basically they are skewers with bolt on ends (one end can take a wrench, the other a 5mm allen. Anyway, I haven't ridden them yet but they seem very very secure and the 5mm makes em a snap to sue on trail. Just a thought but I wa debating an axle swap on some Shimano hubs and decided to try this first.
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    Chris King sell their three-varients of the Rear hub in 3 different configurations which all come standard with an aluminum driveshell)

    130mm axle (road) Upgrades: Stainless Drive Shell
    135mm axle (std mtn QR) Upgrades: Stainless Drive Shell
    135mm axle (heavy duty) Upgrades: Stainless Drive Shell & Fun Bolts
    140mm axle Upgrades: Stainless Driveshell


    So if you have the heavy duty model, you can get the Fun bolt conversion parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    for what it's worth, I just bought some Delta Axle Rodz from AE Bike. They were $13 and don't require an axle swap. Basically they are skewers with bolt on ends (one end can take a wrench, the other a 5mm allen. Anyway, I haven't ridden them yet but they seem very very secure and the 5mm makes em a snap to sue on trail. Just a thought but I wa debating an axle swap on some Shimano hubs and decided to try this first.
    hey namaSSte,

    how did those axle rodz work out for you? the ends are aluminum, did you have any trouble getting them tight enough so they didn't slip?

    Quote Originally Posted by nasty michael-monkeyboy-jackson avatar guy
    So if you have the heavy duty model, you can get the Fun bolt conversion parts.
    Can anyone else confirm or deny that? I have an old set of King hubs that I wanted to get
    fun bolts for, but my hubs are definitely not HD.

    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er
    About $70 for a new axel and fun bolts, I called a month ago to convert mine, and they didn't have all of the parts in stock and ready to go, some of the equipment was not setup yet. They told me to call in April, so call and you will probably be in luck.
    How about you, guy? HD or normal King hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuffer
    hey namaSSte,
    how did those axle rodz work out for you? the ends are aluminum, did you have any trouble getting them tight enough so they didn't slip?

    i have been using the axle rodz for a few months now. i have found that they do tend to slip after a rough ride, but the 5mm bolt makes them easy enough to adjust on-the-fly. im hoping a chain tensioner will stop the axle from slipping forward though.

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    I'm running an Axle Rod on the back of my Surly with tugs. It's working fine although with the tugs and skewer adaptors the thread at the nut end isn't fully engaged. I'm sort of expecting it to strip and thinking that, if it does, it won't be their fault.
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