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    Got bicycle repair job yesterday

    Yes I got a bicycle to fix yesterday..put a new shaft In the rear wheel..new bearings.I just gave the shaft a hit with the hammer cause It was bent and the shaft broke In two..I've done this many times and usually a couple hits with the hammer and they straighten out nice..but this one busted in two,tells me It was going to go anyway lucky the guy never had a problem when He was cycling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip
    Yes I got a bicycle to fix yesterday..put a new shaft In the rear wheel..new bearings.I just gave the shaft a hit with the hammer cause It was bent and the shaft broke In two..I've done this many times and usually a couple hits with the hammer and they straighten out nice..but this one busted in two,tells me It was going to go anyway lucky the guy never had a problem when He was cycling?
    Congrats on the new job!
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    Well this mtn. bike was your average dept. store bike?

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    You can sometimes repair a SLIGHTLY bent axle by clamping its unthreaded center section in a vise, placing a sleeve over the threaded end, and applying a bit of leveraged torque to it. However, many steel axles will break if cold-worked twice (bent, then straightened).

    Rear wheels with 6- or 7-speed freewheels (as opposed to modern freehubs) are somewhat prone to axle breakage or bending at the right side bearing cone.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chip
    Well this mtn. bike was your average dept. store bike?
    Nuff said..

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