Thanks, I'll check out the link. I can't believe this is what's keeping me from riding!! It's a damn threaded rod!!! Who has done the conversion in the past??? What did you use???
It is NOT a threaded rod. If you use a threaded rod... you will crash and burn horribly, at some time when the soft metal breaks from stress.
The axles on our bikes are specific machined metal to withstand the centripetal and gyroscopic forces introduced with a spinning weight.
Don Pelino aka
"cyberchef" (L&D Custom Bike Wurks) has a very good setup and it is specifically designed to take those forces into account. His supplier keeps giving him some kind of excuse every time he calls them. From the sounds of it, they keep saying its a resource/time shortage, which leads me to think Don isn't "big" enough to garner any of it.
Please make sure you do not use threaded rod. It is *NOWHERE* near strong enough to handle the front, let alone the rear.