Hubs on Brand-x wheelset – who makes ’em?
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 ?Posted 5 months ago
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 ?
anyone ? (I’d assumed the invisibility feature had been resolved)Posted 5 months ago
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.Posted 5 months ago
Post a pic of hubs and someone will tell youPosted 5 months ago
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:Posted 5 months ago
Posted 5 months ago
Ooooh, good zooming Poopscoop
Not looking so promising for a 12mm cap 🙁Posted 5 months ago
^^Can only see a blank, black image mate?Posted 5 months ago
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remove the ####
This any use?:
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?Posted 5 months ago
In fact, thinking about it, could you bore those QR adaptors out to fit 12mm?Posted 5 months ago
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 shopPosted 5 months ago
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…Posted 5 months ago
KT Taiwan, it would seem
Nevermind, I see they sent you the link alreadyPosted 4 months ago
Did you have any luck finding QR End Caps? I’m after the same.Posted 1 month ago
FYI, I had a response from Hotlines – end caps are expected back in stock in December!Posted 4 days ago
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