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    Cassette Hub?

    Can a cassette hub (ex: XT) be converted to a solid axle rather than an quick release? If so what is the process and how much should it cost. I'm getting ready to have track ends welded onto my frame---any idea of a ball park of cost for the welding. Any wisdom or experience is appreciated. BTW probably just going to get the surly drops. Opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleD
    Can a cassette hub (ex: XT) be converted to a solid axle rather than an quick release? If so what is the process and how much should it cost. I'm getting ready to have track ends welded onto my frame---any idea of a ball park of cost for the welding. Any wisdom or experience is appreciated. BTW probably just going to get the surly drops. Opinions?

    Thanks....
    If they'll work, you should check out the Paul Dropouts. Superslick, and you won't need any tugs:
    http://www.paulcomp.com/do.html

    BTW, yes, it can be converted to a solid axle. Since I've never done it, someone else could answer your q's more intelligibly.

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    Smile ask hollywood...

    Here's a photo from an archive. The price is the price of a solid axle, maybe $12.00.

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    thanks - saved me a post. D'oh!

    yeah the picture's kinda crap, but gets the point across. Can easily be done. I'd recommend ordering some track nuts from your shop too - has built-in free spinning washer. Make sure the axle threads work with the nuts first tho.


    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    Here's a photo from an archive. The price is the price of a solid axle, maybe $12.00.

    1G1G, Brad

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    A 10mm XT solid axle complete with all cones, nuts & spacers is available from shimano for ~$10. Have done the conversion a few times, if you can adjust cones, you can do this. Works great.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    yeah the picture's kinda crap, but gets the point across. Can easily be done. I'd recommend ordering some track nuts from your shop too - has built-in free spinning washer. Make sure the axle threads work with the nuts first tho.

    Thanks, for the reply and picture---is there a how to some where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleD
    Thanks, for the reply and picture---is there a how to some where?
    Its just like any other axle. The Park tools website may help, as would a book. Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the basic one these days, but any one would cover this kind of thing ok. Check your local library.
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    try this link

    lotsa good stuff at parktool.com

    this may help get ya started -

    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/howfix_hub.shtml


    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleD
    Thanks, for the reply and picture---is there a how to some where?

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