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Will my new bike take my weight or should I return it ?

Old 12-20-21, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
So, yes, I thought the bent axle comment was several bridges too far beyond the "it'll be fine, just fix stuff if and when it breaks".
You thought this because you don't know your arse from a hole in the ground. Axle failure is common, left unrepaired will cause further issues w/bearing life and possibly frame alignment. The exact same thing can be said about seatposts - they often bend and if not replaced will bend further with less force, and this can damage the frame too.

You should stop answering questions as if you have the least idea what you are talking about. You don't.
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Old 12-20-21, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
Axle failure is common, left unrepaired will cause further issues w/bearing life and possibly frame alignment.
Is this true of modern freehubs? My understanding was that the problem had largely been fixed when freehubs replaced freewheels.
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Old 12-20-21, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
You thought this because you don't know your arse from a hole in the ground. Axle failure is common, left unrepaired will cause further issues w/bearing life and possibly frame alignment. The exact same thing can be said about seatposts - they often bend and if not replaced will bend further with less force, and this can damage the frame too.

You should stop answering questions as if you have the least idea what you are talking about. You don't.
Neither of these statements is correct. In fact, I'd be surprised if the poster who initiated these distractions believed them to be true.
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Old 12-20-21, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
You thought this because you don't know your arse from a hole in the ground. Axle failure is common, left unrepaired will cause further issues w/bearing life and possibly frame alignment. The exact same thing can be said about seatposts - they often bend and if not replaced will bend further with less force, and this can damage the frame too.

You should stop answering questions as if you have the least idea what you are talking about. You don't.

Also, the sky is sometimes falling, right, Chicken Little?
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Old 12-20-21, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Neither of these statements is correct. In fact, I'd be surprised if the poster who initiated these distractions believed them to be true.

​​​​​​OTOH, Wilfred Laurier does know his arse from a hole in the ground. The hole in the ground is the one he isn't talking through.
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Old 12-20-21, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
I did bend a seatpost on a MTB and the OP is also using MTB.

I think you are more likely to bend a seatpost on a MTB than road or hybrid bike because you have more length of the seatpost sticking out due to shorter seat tube.

I bent mine just riding on bumpy roads, okay, it's a cheap post and I'm using a lot of setback at the time but....I've also read others bending their more expensive but stock seatpost on light trails with their hardtail MTBs.
Pretty sure it's a hybrid with an inexpensive suspension fork.. It's a triple with Tourney derailleurs, not a likely MTB setup for many years.

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Old 12-20-21, 06:50 PM
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Now guys.... I mostly wanted to make the point that the thread had been trolled, second page onward. It's long past being of use to the (absent) OP. I'm done unless OP returns.
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Old 12-20-21, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
Op's bike also has Tourney derailleurs and triple crank except for the nice Suntour fork.

Maybe he won't bend the seatpost but he definitely needs longer seatpost to avoid damaging the seat tube.

No, you misunderstood. OP's bike is a hybrid. It's a decent fork, but an inexpensive one.
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Old 12-20-21, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson View Post
Thanks for the response, but you're wrong. All answers (with a few oddball exceptions) stated "it'll be fine but watch out for the following..."

And the recommendation for if any of those following things should occur? "that happens sometimes,, just get a new one". Nobody said 'axles may bend, so don't bother riding'

I don't know how much experience you have designing and building bikes for, or being, a Clydesdale (heavier) cyclist, but these are the things that come up all the time. The solution many have landed on is to encourage, but include some cautions about possible pitfalls, and explain that they are easy to overcome. The main obstacle to a Clydesdale is not frame and component failure, but becoming discouraged, and surprise mechanical failures, or unnoticed mechanical problems that increase drag and wear and therefore make riding less rewarding, are a very likely source of discouragement, so we think it's worth mentioning them when asked. OP realizes they are bigger than average and may have problems less common among lightweights, and sugar coating and glossing over potential pitfalls is not doing them any favours.
No, I get your point, and your experience relates well to the OP, and is valuable. What my point is, and the point others were making, is that the OP can ride their bike the way it is now, and enjoy it, and get experience. They can watch out for issues, and have them corrected, and a bent axle falls into that category. That they may not notice a bent axle right away,, only goes to reinforce the opinion that the OP can ride their bike and enjoy it, the way it is right now, without worry of catastrophic failure. That is the point at the moment. Get out and ride, enjoy it, and don't worry it will suddenly fail and cause harm.

I do get that axles can bend, spokes can break, and on and on, but none of those failures are catastrophic, and the OP should not be so worried that they decide to not ride the bike, and give up on it altogether. So let's not throw countless mental roadblocks in the way of someone wanting to ride their bike.
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