View Full Version : Axle For Crossover

08-19-2014, 01:44 PM
I would like to make a crossover like the one in the LodeRunner II plans. I have all the parts except the original axles for the freewheel hubs.

This is not a problem as I intend using a new axle with new cones, etc.

The problem is that my two hubs original axles might not be the same size.

IF, for example one original axle was 9mm, and the other 10 mm, is it possible to use a new 9mm axle with the cone on one side modified to work with the 10 mm hub bearing race?

OR, Is it only feasible to do this with two hubs that have the same axle size?

This is not addressed in the plans, and I am a newbie, so I decided to ask.

Thanks in advance for any help. Paul

08-19-2014, 04:23 PM
After giving this some thought, I think a new 10 mm axle would be a better choice then a 9 mm because the larger cone on the 10 mm might be easier to modify ( make smaller ) then going in the other direction as would be necessary with a 9 mm axle.

Has anyone ever done or tried to do something like this ?

Thanks again for any feedback.