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Rear spindle / axle for tandem

Old 05-17-20, 01:30 AM
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Rear spindle / axle for tandem

We have a GT Crestline tandem (donít laugh ,just for fun riding)which has been in the shed unused for many years.My son fancied a ride now he is big enough but when we took it out the rear spindle is bent.i recall putting it into a shop to get repaired and he couldnít get the right one so put one on that he said would work but clearly hasnít.Any suggestions as to what I should be buying for a replacement spindle.going to strip out whatís in and get some sizes later
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Old 05-17-20, 01:35 AM
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Mel at Tandems East will have a reasonably priced replacement and will have the size you need in stock.
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Old 05-17-20, 10:17 PM
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Do you mean the rear wheel Axle? If so, is it solid with nuts on the end? Or a quick release type?

To measure the axle, first take the wheel out of the frame. Then measure the distance between the rear frame dropouts to the nearest millimeter. Then measure the total length of the axle from end to end. As well as the axle diameter and thread pitch. A caliper will help with all of these measurements.

If the hub has any branding or model number stamped on it, that will also help.

Once you have this information, then you can look online for a match. Wheels manufacturing makes a number of replacement axles that might work if you can't find an exact match online.

https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/all-axles.html

Good luck!
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