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How can I lengthen a bicycle axle? Answered

I want to install a different rear wheel on my OCC Schwinn Stingray. The giant distance between the dropouts means no standard hubs are available to fit the space. If I have a nipple and short bit of axle welded or otherwise attached to the end of the standard axle would that work? Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.?

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rickharrisBest Answer (author)2010-12-06

The axle is under a lot of stress I would look to remove the axle from the old wheel and put it in the new wheel. or get a more suitable wheel.

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Nate Cougill (author)2011-03-06

Try finding a piece of threaded rod that will fit. It's very readily available and cheap. You could also have your frame cold-set to a smaller rear diameter. This is basically bending the frame precisely. It's done by most better bicycle repair shops and should cost you less than $40. I wouldn't try welding extensions onto the axle; you would have the chase the threads afterward and lining up the additional metal while keeping enough gap to weld would be a real pain.

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lemonie (author)2010-12-06


Can you bend the frame?

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