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J. Peel

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I have a new Lynksey and want to replace the factory thru-axle with a stealth style, red anodized.  Problem is the factory thru axle is a unique size to that fork, 15x118 M14(P2.0).

Does anyone know of an aftermarket / upgrade brand that matches that size?  I've searched the google and have come close, but not an exact match to that size.
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This site looks to have a ton of after market thru axles.  Haven't tried them yet, but I might in the future.
https://robertaxleproject.com/

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J. Peel

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Yep, been there already.  They get close but the threads on the Lynskey bolt are non-standard.

May just have to get a local machine shop to make me some!
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Let us know if you find one I have one now the thing is bulky and heavy.
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Is the "nut" (not sure what you would call that) a removable insert or is it bonded into the fork?  It looks like it is an insert but I can't quite tell from the pictures on the Lynskey site.

I have a Spork from Rodeo Labs, the original thru axle was in a weird size and you couldn't find any aftermarket options.  They came out with a new insert that is a normal thread pitch so there are more aftermarket options. 

http://www.rodeo-labs.com/product/rodeo-spork-15mm-x-1x5mm-conversion-insert/

Its a long shot, but if the Lynskey fork uses a similar insert it might be the same size. I would be happy to measure mine it to see...
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J. Peel

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It is an insert and I was looking at having one made by a machine shop, just haven't pulled the trigger on that yet.

If you don't mind getting the diameter and depth measurements that would be awesome! 
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It looks like the diameter of the insert is ~20mm x ~9.4 mm deep.

Hopefully it works for your fork.  I picked up a Wolftooth axle for mine:  

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/axle-for-road-forks

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SlowPokePete

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Keeping an eye on this one as well.

I replaced the rear thru-axle with one from Paul, and asked them about doing a front with the required 2.0 thread pitch, but unfortunately they won't do custom work.

I don't know if the nut, which is obviously the issue here, is bonded in, but there is a set screw.  I inquired with Lynskey about changing the nut and the said they could not recommend that.

I am wondering if Paul would send me an unthreaded thru-axle of proper diameter and length which I could then take to have the proper threads cut into it.  I have not asked them, but am inclined to think they will say no.

Anyway, I really would like to replace the front, and would love to do it with a matching Paul, who btw sells a "nut" but unsure of compatibility with fork...

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The female threaded insert in the bottom of the fork is easily removed (see photos) and another can be machined in the std 15x1.5mm thread that matches the available aftermarket axles. I have a machine shop lined up to make me one, but it won't cost much more to make 25 - 30 than it will to make one. If there is enough interest I'll have a qty made and sell what I don't need. I'm not looking to make much off this, just cover some of the setup charge and shipping. The final product will likely not be anodized, but bare aluminum.
 
Right now it looks like I'd need $30 each, including shipping within USA to make this cost effective. Can I get some feedback as to who would be interested in this?

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I would get one for sure. It may not cost much to have them hard anodized.
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SlowPokePete

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I'd likely be interested.

Are they bonded in, or held in by just the set screw?

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J. Peel

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SPP, it's just held in by the set screw
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What's that about best laid plans...

After consulting with the machine shop owner about my plans to sell these he brought up the nasty topic of product liability.  The short version of our discussion is that if I sell these I will be taking on the full risk of potential product failure.  If I have just one made for me the risk is between me and the machine shop and since I'm spec'ing the product, it's all my risk.  

Since this would be a critical component to the fork and keeping the front wheel attached, I'm going to skip taking that risk altogether.  

I'm starting to like that big chunky Lynskey TA more and more....
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