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about to get a 240 10x135 centerlock rear hub, and will need to convert it to 12x142 axle configuration. Do I need any special tool to make the conversion? Is it complicated ? I will need both end caps and axle, but anything else required?

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No, I converted the rear hub without any tools.
Just take the end caps of and replace them.
 

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In my case after replacing the end caps I just insert the new axle.
I'm using a Syntace X12 Thru-axle.
 

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With a second hand DT Swiss centrelock hub make sure you have the special DT Swiss lockring for attaching the brake rotor.:)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/dt-swiss-centre-lock-lock-ring/rp-prod10262

The Shimano centrelock lockring that comes with a centrelock disc brake rotor doesn't work with the DT Swiss hub, as you can't tighten the lockring down with a Shimano cassette tool on a thru axle hub due to lack of space.

The DT Swiss centrelock lockring tightens down with a Shimano bottom bracket tool instead.
 

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On my 15mm front I couldn't tighten the lockring. On the back on the other hand I was able to use the same lockring as before.
 

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If it has the Silver Logo....then you need to swap out the axle and end caps

IF it has the White Logo...then you need to swap out only the end caps.



DT-0545 include a pair of adapters and one hub axle and are compatible with 240s hubs/wheels produced prior to July of 2010 (chrome-style logo sticker)

DT-0547 include end caps only and are compatible with 240s hubs/wheels produced after July of 2010 (white logo sticker)
 

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Whoa these are all good info that are worth being aware of...

I have a bottom bracket tool, gonna make sure I have the lockring though. I will check out the logo color too...
 

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What mtnbikej said is correct. The caps will require some force to pull off. Pliers may be necessary.

There are two types of DT Swiss centerlock adaptor lock-rings. One uses a bottom bracket tool, the other uses a cassette too. They both work on the rear hub.
 

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I got a new wheel with a DT 240s centrelock 15mm thru axle front hub earlier this week. It came with the correct DT lockring included in the packaging.

You should have seen the head scratching as I tried to work out how to tighten a standard Shimano lockring on the 15mm hub before eventually realising my mistake.:lol:
 

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so... whats the thing with lockring? If I get both hubs and buy shimano centerlock rotor, will the shimano lockring work or not?
 

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Is my cassette tool just not regular? Because I can't tighten the rear regular shimano lockring onto the 12x142 rear hub...
 

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yes they are on the correct sides.

Is my tool the issue, would another cassette tool without the middle rod fit right?
 
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