Longer Solid Rear Axles

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Wheres my dog, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Hello All,

    I have searched and searched and searched the internet, and three local bike shops and I can not seem to find a solid rear axle that is longer then 187mm that is 10mm thick x 26tpi

    Anyone know where I can find one?

    Ideally, I would love to find one about 200mm or so...

  2. retromike3

    retromike3 Member

    Well you could go down to your local hardware store and get ISO 10 by .1 mm threaded stock. Buy about a foot and cut it to size. I would recommend going with hardened (grade 8) or better stock.

    Before you cut it thread a couple of nuts on up to the point you will need to cut and also a few inches down so they will both be firmly clamped in the vice. You may need to double nut it so it won't rotate. Then measure and cut the axel with the extra bit hanging over the lip of the nut clamped in the vice (I would say about 2mm). first file it flat then back off the nut and file a bevel around the end of the axel.

    Now when you twist the nut off the cut end you will be cleaning up the thread. you might need to have a very small file to further clean up the tread.

    now after all of that, Is this really something you want to do? P.S. chances are that the stock will bend because your putting a lot of pressure a long way out. Thats why they did not make freewheels over seven speed(135mm).

    Mike Frye
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  3. pedalless

    pedalless Member

    I doubt it how will he screw the 26tpi cone nuts onto a .1mm pitch thread, drilling the cone nut isn't really option its hardened steel.
  4. augidog

    augidog New Member

    "Wheres my dog" is in the GEBE-situation of needing a longer axle to be able to get nuts on the ends after adding the mounting strap, he's not looking to span wider dropouts or anything.

    i've never had to do this with any of my installs, and don't have a bit of experience with finding suitable replacements...all i do know is if the longer-axle Golden Eagle offers doesn't do it, then i don't know anything to tell him that will help. i also know the answers are already here somewhere but i can't find 'em.

    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  5. james65

    james65 Member

    rear axel

    Occ stingray axel 8-1/2"
  6. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Is it 10mm x 26tpi?

    Where do I find one?
  7. james65

    james65 Member

    ear axel

    Yes and look on craigslist. You may have to buy the whole rear wheel.
  8. KiM

    KiM New Member