5304 require 14mm fine thread nut, call your local hardware store start asking if they carry metric nut, if the don't carry metric, then forget asking the next question. If they have 14mm fine thread nut, ask them if the have nylon lock nut. This type of nut will prevent it become lose overtime. You can see the blue plastic around the nut in the following picture here.Floont wrote: What size nut fits on a Crystalyte x5304 front hub axle? And more importantly, where can I get one?
While I was putting all my new ebike pieces and parts back together after my September 3rd wreck, I got a bit overzealous and accidentally cross-threaded one of my hub axle nuts. Fortunately, the axle threads were undamaged. I obviously have mechanically compromised the nut and do not want to reuse this damaged critical part. So I went on a trip to my many local so-called hardware stores and could not match that nut to anything.
So for the moment, I am left in limbo until I can locate a replacement nut. Any suggestions?
5304 require 14mm fine thread nut, call your local hardware store start asking if they carry metric nut, if the don't carry metric, then forget asking the next question. If they have 14mm fine thread nut, ask them if the have nylon lock nut. This type of nut will prevent it become lose overtime. You can see the blue plastic around the nut in the following picture here.
EDIT: 14mm -1.50 pitch?
Yeah, bike threads really suck with their non-standard stuff.rkosiorek wrote:i agree it is M14-1.5. which is sort of a pain. BMX 14mm axles use a totaly incompatible even finer thread M14-1.0. lots of those nuts available at any LBS, but they don't fit.
We have suggested to Crystalyte to use lug nut on all their wheel.dogman wrote:Ought to be able to find that in a lug nut.
Be very careful. While Metric Coarse threads are standardised, you can't always be sure about Metric Fine. Unbelievable but true.itselectric wrote: I am 99% sure it is 1.5 pitch, 14mm fine thread. I am getting old, can't hold enough memory in my head. When I purchased those nut from a special metric hardware store, I remember the clerk had mentioned something like 1.5 pitch. As far as I know, there are two type of common thread: fine or coarse.
I fully agree. Stay away from the word definitions of coarse, fine and extra fine. When I went to that warehouse on Thursday to figure out what the "pitch" was, I notice a large variety of 14mm taps. They had taps for 14mm - 2.00, 14mm - 1.50, 14mm - 1.25, and 14mm - 1.00... four pitches total. The pitches appear to be standardized, but not the English word designation, with the exception of coarse, which everyone seems to agree is 14mm - 2.00.Tiberius wrote:...Be very careful. While Metric Coarse threads are standardised, you can't always be sure about Metric Fine. Unbelievable but true.
The problem is that there is a range of thread pitch possibilities, so while Coarse is the coarsest, the others are called things like Fine and Extra Fine, and not everyone agrees on which is which. Or, like many things, there is probably a clear official definition, but it only takes one or two suppliers to do something different for confusion to reign.
Best thing, once you get away from Coarse, is to quote the actual pitch. Floont says he's measured it as 14 x 1.5...
I PM'ed you. I'm interested because I'm not happy with the nut solution I have now. I am concerned they'll work their way loose.NorCalTuna wrote:A great nut for this app is the 14x1.5 lug nut from a chevy truck or suburban... ...If you PM me I can send you a pair from my stash if you cover shipping (they're sold in packs of 10)