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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 am 
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Not entirely sure if this should be here, or the 97 section, but anywhoo...

I've just received a wheel in the post, built around a Specialized Stout hub (looks to be 10mm OD for the skewer - which acts as an axle on the bearings from what I can tell) but as it would be a shame to rip the hub from the wheel, I've decided to keep it all intact.

So the question is... Can I adapt/convert the skewer/axle combo to accept an older-scool hub QR. Or, as the skewer is pretty hefty, does anyone know of a super lightweight alternative??


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Front hub? 80grams too heavy?

Fitted one of these to my 99 Stout hub http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=286


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Yeah sorry I shoulda said front hub....

80g is positively lardy-assed compared to the 12g QR that's currently on there...


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I guess if you find a tube with the correct id/od then it should work, it would have to be pretty precise though.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:40 am 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Yeah sorry I shoulda said front hub....

80g is positively lardy-assed compared to the 12g QR that's currently on there...


But the Stout QR also replaces the spindle so might actually be lighter than a standard qr!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:27 am 
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Stupidly, I hadn't thought of that.. :oops:

I'll have to weigh the wheel now, just to see how heavy/light it is compared to the x517/Hugi setup that's on the bike at the moment..


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