Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by martint235, 30 Jul 2012.

  1. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Are axles hub specific? I have a spare axle from a Planet X hub and wonder if I can use it with a Shim 105 hub. The 105 axles has cones though whereas the Planet X one seems to have an allen key set up. Any ideas/advice?
  2. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Chandler's Ford
    IIRC the Planet-X is a sealed bearing hub, the 105 cup/cone.
    I've not had much success swopping axles even between two different cup/cone hubs, so my guess would be that it's unlikely to be a go-er.
    Happy to be proved wrong though....
  3. As you say - one has cones, with a bearing race machined into it, while the other uses sealed bearings - ergo, it will not fit.
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