[CR]Rear axle replacement questions?

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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:21:09 -0500
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From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Rear axle replacement questions?

Bill Bryant wrote:
>I doubt there are too many steel-colored 6-speed axles still around
>anymore but if you have some, install a black heat-treated model ...

My questions are:

1. Are the Wheels Manufacturing axles a good replacement? I'd like to have some replacements on hand just in case, and they're available from QBC.

b. The front axles are listed as 110mm; 100mm spacing + 5mm each dropout, but the rear axles are longer. Are rear dropouts wider than fronts? Would they be 5.5mm? And therefore, 126mm spacing would have a 137mm axle (126+5.5+5.5)?

III. Do Record and Nuovo Tipo rear hubs both use 10mm 26tpi axles?

four. Can an axle be cut or ground down to the proper length without weakening it?

Roy "pedantic" Drinkwater
Lititz, PA