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m1 question

mxer338

Monkey
May 9, 2005
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i have an 02 m1 and i was wondering if i can use a 10mm bolt through axle or do i have to use the 12mm through axle thats on it since it has verticle dropouts
 

Spunger

Git yer dumb questions here
Feb 19, 2003
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If you're using QR then you have the QR adapters in the frame right now. There's 12mm ones that you can get to accept a 12mm TA hub.
 

Repack

Turbo Monkey
Nov 29, 2001
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Yes. You do not need to change anything. I've done it.

EDIT: Misread what Spunger said. SOrry for the redundency.
 

mxer338

Monkey
May 9, 2005
325
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CT
well i dont have any wheels on it right now but the frame has a thru axle with it but i wanted to use my 10mm bolt through wheels.....so i can right?
 

66

Monkey
Jul 17, 2003
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east of Seattle
The dropouts with no spacers in them = 12mm.

With the spacers you can run 10mm or QR.

I have run all 3 ways and all work fine. bigger the better though, right?
 

Spunger

Git yer dumb questions here
Feb 19, 2003
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Hmmm.......I have spacers for both 12mm and QR. The QR one's are obvious for QR, the 12mm ones are more like thick aluminum washers. I was told this is how you run 12mm with the frame.

I was under the impression with a M1 you had to use the spacers.
 

Spunger

Git yer dumb questions here
Feb 19, 2003
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I've had my Hope Bulb in QR and 12mm TA modes, both using adapters for the frame. The QR ones fit into the dropout plugs and have a narrowed end for a QR, and the 12mm are like giant thick washers/plugs almost. I just had it apart............LOL

Email Intense if this is confusing. I am 100% sure there are QR and 12mm adapters you used on this frame. I guess you could get away with using no adapters but I dunno why you would want to, the adapters fit in the grooves in the dropouts like money.
 

mxer338

Monkey
May 9, 2005
325
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well i dont have adapters, and the 12mm thru axle perfectly fits the dropouts, you cant push it up into the dropouts, you kinda have to put it through onside than the other its a tight fit