Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Rethreading a hub
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12-15-09, 10:49 PM
I know this is probably a stupid question, I just wanted to get some insight.
So today some bro selling a wheel tried to convince me that a mechanic can 'rethread' or fix the threads on hubs that are stripped or damaged. Obviously I didnt buy the wheel haha, and it all sounds like a loud of BS. Is there any truth in what he was saying?
Using a threadfile. Takes a while though I heard. Why dont you call a shop?
12-15-09, 11:10 PM
he is not the smartest tool in the box
12-15-09, 11:13 PM
It is possible to re-thread a hub but far from practical as it would be a time consuming process that would require tools and technology your average mechanic will not possess.
And the cost would far exceed the cost of a new hub.
12-15-09, 11:33 PM
and be unsafe unless additional material was bonded with the stripped area
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