User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,231
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    looking to see if I can use a wheel set I have on a new bike if possible.

    is there a 15x100 hub to 12x100 adapter that is reliable and easily removable to switch between bikes?

    thanks
    Matt Moore
    Matt Moore
    @hellafabrication
    www.instagram.com/Hellafabrication

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    victoria, bc
    Posts
    1,814
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    what hub?

    this is usually done by switching endcaps on the front hub
     

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    6,535
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    If you're thinking of something that'll slip into the 15mm axle stepping it down to 12mm, it likely won't work. The fork dropout faces for 12mm axles are smaller than they are for 15mm axles. AKA the OD of the axle ends are different.
    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    1,339
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    If you're thinking of something that'll slip into the 15mm axle stepping it down to 12mm, it likely won't work. The fork dropout faces for 12mm axles are smaller than they are for 15mm axles. AKA the OD of the axle ends are different.
    This, I had a piece machined to reduce the inside of the hub from 15 to 12 but the outer diameter of the 15mm hub wouldn't seat in the fork dropouts.
    Nathan H

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,231
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    If you're thinking of something that'll slip into the 15mm axle stepping it down to 12mm, it likely won't work. The fork dropout faces for 12mm axles are smaller than they are for 15mm axles. AKA the OD of the axle ends are different.
    thanks yeah that's what I was thinking of.
    they are shimano hubs so im not going to be able to switch them.

    its an Enve GRD fork if that changes anything.
    Matt Moore
    @hellafabrication
    www.instagram.com/Hellafabrication

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    victoria, bc
    Posts
    1,814
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Easiest system would be a hope or dt front hub with modular endcaps
     

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    179
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    TiCycles makes one from a carbon fiber tube. I have no idea if it works in all applications, worth a question. Let us know what you find out.
     

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    264
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    I’m using an aluminum 15-12 adapter sleeve I got off eBay with a DT350 hub. No issues to date.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,854
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    This is the TyCycle adaptor mentioned above.

    As mentioned by the other guys, an adaptor/sleeve to step down the axle is only part of the story. The other part is the axle's interface with the fork tips. And as you can see in the photos of the Tycycle link the outside dimension of the axle's end cap is still the same. A sleeve isn't going to change that. Many forks have a channel for that end cap to slid into. You can see it in the photo below.
    Unfortunately I don't think your plan is going to work out because Shimano's wheels don't have the convertible end caps.
    Brian McLaughlin

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    BendOR
    Posts
    2,115
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    I want to find whoever came up with this 12mm front thru axle BS and give them a good ol fashion slap across the face.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    victoria, bc
    Posts
    1,814
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    I want to find whoever came up with this 12mm front thru axle BS and give them a good ol fashion slap across the face.

    why stop there?
     

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Canada eh
    Posts
    666
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    If you're thinking of something that'll slip into the 15mm axle stepping it down to 12mm, it likely won't work. The fork dropout faces for 12mm axles are smaller than they are for 15mm axles. AKA the OD of the axle ends are different.
    This. I have a customer who laid out a pile of cash in parts and shipping to an American company who made some sleeves for this purpose. But the OD of the hub axle is part of the design criteria for these through-axle systems, so naturally the OD of a 15 mm (hub) axle is too big to fit inside a dropout designed for a 12 mm (through) axle.

    The only exception I could imagine might be e.g. a steel dropout with flat faces, but I've never seen such a thing.
     

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    2,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    I want to find whoever came up with this 12mm front thru axle BS and give them a good ol fashion slap across the face.
    Start your search in the Marketing department...you won't find them in Engineering.

    PS: I can't wait for 12x110mm Road Boost. It can't be far away.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    Posts
    10,030
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    IMG_6167.JPG


    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    PS: I can't wait for 12x110mm Road Boost. It can't be far away.
    Ha!!!

    12mm actually works great for a rigid fork, has a better visual then a 15mm and 9mm QR is plenty rigid for a rigid fork, so 12mm try-bolt should be even better-er-est


    - Garro.
    Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
    Frames & Bicycles built to measure and Custom wheels
    Hecho en Flagstaff, Arizona desde 2003
    www.coconinocycles.com
    www.coconinocycles.blogspot.com

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    BendOR
    Posts
    2,115
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Start your search in the Marketing department...you won't find them in Engineering.

    PS: I can't wait for 12x110mm Road Boost. It can't be far away.
    I see some reasoning for the two different fitments. The intended purpose for 15/20x100 and 15/20x110 is much more aggressive than the 12x100/110. I can sort of appreciate the desire to shed the extra weight but at the same time there was something well suited and used by EVERYBODY in the industry. Why not give up the 15 grams and just use all the recently obsolete mountain bike hubs. So there's your answer, it's not the engineers, it's not the marketeers, it's the sales staff.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,231
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Adapters? 15x100 hub in a new 12x100 fork/skewer?

    thanks guys.

    I will try the wheel I already have in it to see if it fits first and foremost, but I doubt I will know for certain until I get the sleeve.
    the other issue with using the same wheels will be rotor size... the wheelset uses 180mm rotors, so I might not want that on my gravel bike as well.
    Matt Moore
    @hellafabrication
    www.instagram.com/Hellafabrication

Similar Threads

  1. Question About Disc Brake Adapters
    By xeladragon in forum VSalon Pro-Bicycle Tech
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-04-2015, 08:09 AM
  2. BB30 jig adapters?
    By suicideking in forum The Path
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 07:37 PM
  3. quill stem adapters?
    By Shinomaster in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-13-2009, 09:46 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •