/ changing front axle
It depends on the hub - some hubs (e.g Hope) allow you to change axle size by changing spacers. Otherwise you're just going to have a 9mm axle rattling about in a 10mm hole, right?
for some reason some fixed wheel sets use 10mm axles on both front and rear wheels. just happens to be a spare front wheel and it would be nice to get some use out of it (alternative would be to file the axles )
thw wheels are are a cheap set of no logo which apparently have Quando sealed bearing hubs, found an axle i suspect would fit for about £5. the axle it has at the moment is a non qr 10mm
> for some reason some fixed wheel sets use 10mm axles on both front and rear wheels. just happens to be a spare front wheel and it would be nice to get some use out of it (alternative would be to file the axles )
If you did file the axles you might have to make sure there's no square corners left after you have. It mightn't be anything to worry about, but corners are a classic place where cracks can start in metal things.
It's about the only thing I know to do with metal fatigue, and it might not be needed, but it'd be a pain to have your axel break while you're riding.
if i filed them it would only really be the thread i was filing so hopefully it should be ok
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