Re: [CR]How long is a 5 speed QR axle?

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 06:44:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]How long is a 5 speed QR axle?
To: marcus.e.helman@gm.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <OF192849D5.979A40A2-ON852571AF.00492232-852571AF.0049DBD2@gm.com>


Take note that there are different threadings and diameters on hollow QR axles. So the axle threading will have to match that of the cones, locknuts, etc. Both French and Japanese and maybe some Non-French, non-Campy European axles were threaded different from Campy. This is an area where Sutherland's or another good manual comes in handy.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

marcus.e.helman@gm.com wrote:

I have a generic hollow axle that I need to cut down to use in a frame with 120mm spacing. How long should the axle be? The frame has Campagnolo long horizontal dropouts.

The 1973 Campagnolo catalog says that the part 29/R normally ships in a length of 129mm, but it is available in other lengths as well. I only have one of these axles, and I don't want to mess up.

The hub in question is not Campagnolo, but I don't think that matters, does it?

Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI