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5/10/2018 8:44 AM

Ok guys stupid question. I’m still a newbie. What is the small Alan screw at the end of the peg for. I got a set sent to me from Eastern with my bike but those don’t have the screw on the end. Also is there any down side to buying the ones below that go on either 3/8” or 14mm vs. pegs that are pre made for 3/8” and 14mm?

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5/10/2018 8:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/10/2018 8:50 AM

You are SO dumb! What a noob question! Just kidding. LOL. The allen bolt in the peg goes in your dropout & keeps the peg from spinning/rotating while grinding, which could actually loosen (or attempt to tighten) your axle nut/bolt. Hope that makes sense to you.

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5/10/2018 8:56 AM

What Mishinn said. Just there to kinda lock your peg in place in the dropout.

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5/10/2018 9:03 AM

Thanks guys. How about the universal type peg? Meaning pegs that fit either 3/8” or 14mm. Is it good to avoid those or does it not matter?

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5/10/2018 9:06 AM

mike90 wrote:

Thanks guys. How about the universal type peg? Meaning pegs that fit either 3/8” or 14mm. Is it good to avoid those or does it ...more

They are fine. Universal pegs are usually all just drilled out to 14mm & come with a spacer so they can be used on the front or rear.

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5/10/2018 12:24 PM

i would avoid anti roll pins on my old pegs i sheared them all off somehow.

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Hmmm

5/10/2018 2:55 PM

You will be fine with or without them. Just make sure and tighten your nuts/bolts good.

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5/11/2018 6:12 AM

I've got those exact pegs and I love the anti-rotation pins, make life much easier.

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If I could go a tenth as high as Larry Edgar goes, then I would still be blasting super high.

5/11/2018 6:19 AM

Edman123 wrote:

i would avoid anti roll pins on my old pegs i sheared them all off somehow.

Sounds like you didn't tighten them :0 M3 or M4 bolts loose could easily have the head sheared off given the torque you can (and people often do) put on 14mm (and to a lesser degree, 3/8") axles

-- As for pegs with adapters, if you have a 3/8" dropout slot fork, then no problem. If you have a 14mm dropout fork (increasingly rare now) and are already using adapters, then you might want to avoid them. Adapters for peg OR the fork, not for both = happy days

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5/11/2018 6:32 AM

They work great if you grind RHS.

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5/11/2018 6:35 AM

Particularly if you do alley oop or 180 to fakie grinds...

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