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New wheel, old steel bike. Powerful stroke sends wheel into left chainstay

Old 02-27-24, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat
Well, good for you. But this guy just wanted to keep his hub from slipping in the horizontal dropout. What is your problem?
So what was-
"So you're talking about rebuilding the hub instead of purchasing a closed-cam skewer? Do you charge by the hour?"
About, other than being annoying?
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Old 03-12-24, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY
So, I guess it's safe to assume it solved the wheel slippage problem?
Yes. So far, so good
I haven't really torqued it up a hill yet. But for what I have done, it would have slipped with the old skewer. The new skewer has held tight
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Originally Posted by Camilo
A home made alignment tool is very, very easy to make with readily available parts, and easy to use. I made something like this and it worked well when I spread the rear spacing of an older steel bike
I'll have a make the same RJ Bike Guy tool and see how my frame looks. Thanks for the tip!
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Glad it's holding up. If it doesn't, I would suggest a tensioner thing that pulls the skewer back like the one shown earlier, an axle swap (it's really not that difficult), or adding cerated washers between the clamping surfaces. I've done all three over the years (in addition to what you've done with the new skewer) - the bolt axle and tensioner worked best for me.
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