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Old 06-23-17, 09:26 AM
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BMX Rear Wheel Help

okay so i got a new bmx like 2 weeks ago and its been riding okay
probably around 3 days ago i landed hard
i had headphones in but i faintly heard a loud sound from my rear wheel
now when im coasting it has this loud crunking sound
i've tried tightening the spokes but idk what else to try, its still doing it
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Old 06-23-17, 09:38 AM
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Broken axle?
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Old 06-23-17, 09:40 AM
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Broken axle?
i mean i've been riding i since
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Old 06-23-17, 09:42 AM
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i got a new bmx like 2 weeks ago
Ask the bike shop you got it from, or if you did not buy it at a proper bike shop, take it to one..

they will straighten out what may have been a poor assembly by someone not a mechanic.




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BMX that landed hard.

Chalk it up as the price of fun. If somebody were to build a BMX bike that could handle riding off of a 4' loading dock, some kid will try riding if off the 12' high garage roof. Broken bikes is normal part of BMXing. If you aren't breaking stuff every now and then, you aren't trying hard enough.

Hope that the problem is only a $6.00 broken axle (my bet by the way) and learn to replace it yourself.
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there are huge thick axled BMX wheels & frames for that kind of abusive trick riding.
wont find those in walmart.
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Broken axle?
That'd be my guess.
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Old 06-23-17, 12:39 PM
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Pull the wheel off and check for a cracked/bent/broken axle.
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Old 06-23-17, 01:34 PM
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there are huge thick axled BMX wheels & frames for that kind of abusive trick riding.
wont find those in walmart.
Yeah, and they still break.
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Old 06-23-17, 02:03 PM
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But not a quickly as a thin cheap one.. initial problem _ foolish rider_ cannot be resolved here.
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