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  • Hubs on Brand-x wheelset – who makes ’em?
  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    A mate has just bought some brand-x 29er wheels (not sure what model but I think they only list one) but he needs a 12mm front axle and they come with 15.

    He’s been on to Wiggle but not had much help there – seems they do a QR end cap but not a 12. He bought a pair of Prime 12mm caps because I thought their 15mm caps looked just like the corresponding b-x ones but apparently no good.
    Can’t really use a 12-15mm tube up the middle because the 15mm caps will need filing down to fit the fork and would leave only about a 0.5mm wall – sounds fragile to me (I think they’re probably not weight-bearing but if they crumble, nothing’ll be loading the bearings).

    Does anyone happen to know who makes their hubs ?
    Better still, anyone know which caps might fit ?
    Or does anyone have a set of the QR caps and think they might take a 12mm drill ?
    Or should he go for the 12-15mm tube and the thin-walled caps will be fine ?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    anyone ? (I’d assumed the invisibility feature had been resolved)

    Premier Icon jonba
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    If I had to guess, and it would be a guess I would say it would be worth looking at the Bitex and Novatec ranges. They are the bigger manufacturers I’m aware of that get rebranded.

    Premier Icon fooman
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    Post a pic of hubs and someone will tell you

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Thanks – yeah, I thought Novatech or Bitex too

    I don’t have actual pics but I think there’s only 1 set on Wiggle and there is a decent close up on offer:
    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/brand-x-trail-wheelset

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    From wiggle:

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Ooooh, good zooming Poopscoop

    Not looking so promising for a 12mm cap 🙁

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    ^^Can only see a blank, black image mate?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    ht####tps://issuu.com/artfile/docs/2020_kt_oe-final
    remove the ####

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    This any use?:

    htthalo-thru-axle-adaptor-sleeve-15-to-12-mm

    Edit: just re-read your point about the caps seating in the fork…

    Are you able to pop the end caps off and measure up? Could maybe get some turned?

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    In fact, thinking about it, could you bore those QR adaptors out to fit 12mm?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    could you bore those QR adaptors out to fit 12mm

    Yeah, sorry, that’s what I meant about a drill. I’ve done it with Hope ones before, to 15mm

    I think a bit of cautious drilling/filing will get him there – after all, he’s trying to get something smaller in there

    He has a friend who’s a teacher so I wondered if the school might have a metalwork shop

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    The important bit of the adaptor is already there the bearing interface, it’s potentially a quick job if you’ve got a lathe available…

    Premier Icon pommers
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    KT Taiwan, it would seem

    https://www.ktgroup.net/

    Nevermind, I see they sent you the link already

    Premier Icon chrisinleedsuk
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    Did you have any luck finding QR End Caps? I’m after the same.

    Premier Icon chrisinleedsuk
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    FYI, I had a response from Hotlines – end caps are expected back in stock in December!

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