3/8 slotted front axle



Sep 29, 2010
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So I ordered a new wheelset for my schwinn when they finally came I started installing them right away just to find the front axle would not fit it was 3/8 and schwinn middleweight forks are designed to run 5/16 axles I thought to myself these wheels are going on this bike wether they like it or not now I just had to figure it out I found a slotted 3/8 axle online it didn't work due to thread pitch 24 tpi old school bmx thread I was quite discouraged until I found one on porkchop bmx 3/8 26 tpi and it worked they are chromoly and run only $8 cheap solution for a big problem just wanted to put it out there for anyone that runs into the same issue I did


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Sep 29, 2010
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Nicely done... a lot of folks file the axles flat on 2 sides themselves, but I'm with you: $8 is cheap and chromoly is good. :grin:
I did file the one that came with the wheel I wasn't happy with how it turned out it fit but at the same time I like to ride fast there are huge hill where I live that I probably brake 50 mph and I don't really want to chance my front wheel coming off going that fast


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