Has anyone used the long pedal spindle as an axle on a tadpole front?

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As per this link...
...has anyone actually used it and has the axle held up? I've seen a few made this way but no info on if they folded. It's essentially replacing a 3/8 axle with a long vintage pedal spindle. It makes manufacturing the front much easier but it's not exactly a 14mm let alone a 20mm brute. If it actually holds it opens up a lot of wheel choice without lacing your own.
 
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Attempted one of these a few years back, but no joy. There's an element of luck getting the right hub to fit the pedal spindle, and Tinny had a mountain of old bikes stacked in his yard, so odds were in his favour. See no reason why it won't work if you get lucky with the parts, pedal spindles are very tough and can take your full weight and more. Enjoyed watching his vids - quite a character........
 
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