FSA through axle conversion

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FSA through axle conversion

Postby uad782 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:53 pm

Hi Everyone,

My new bike came with some generic FSA NS wheels. They currently have a QR hub on them and were supplied with QR skewers. I also got some through axles. The frame and fork requires a through axle.

I have tried to remove the QR parts from the hub with no success.

https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/type/wheelsets-spares/ns-wheelset-4323

Parts https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/files/index/download/id/b2ff4887328d298e4187533fdf15a551357/

Any help appreciated

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Re: FSA through axle conversion

Postby Duck! » Sat May 12, 2018 7:50 pm

Slightly bend the Q/R skewer so that when you push it through from one end of the hub it doesn't poke out the hole at the other end, but instead stops against the end cap. Give it a firm tap to knock the end cap off. The second one will be easier beause you can then fit something bigger than the hole through & knock it off.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: FSA through axle conversion

Postby uad782 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:32 pm

Thanks Duck,

For the rear wheel I used a 5mm Allen key to take the drive side cap off. But I cannot work out how to take the nds one off. I have tried pulling hard with no luck.

Do you know if I need to unscrew it some how?

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