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Solid nutted rear axles

MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
edited July 2015 in Workshop

Do they make them of cheese?

Iv'e broken 2 now :cry:

First time the axle snapped in half, then the new weldite one I replaced it with has bent in the middle like a bannana?

Bike hasn't done many miles

Or maybe something else wrong with rear wheel is causing this?


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    It is just the poor design of the spin on block rear hubs. Change to a cassette rear wheel.
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  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Don't think they make cassete hub wheels, for a 27" wheel size with a 5 speed hub spacing?
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    As Nick says, this is why Shimano invented the freehub - to get the right hand bearing closer to the frame, reducing the bending moment on the axle. The freewheel design is fundamentally flawed in this regard, I've bent quite a few of them myself.

    Maybe give SJS Cycles a ring and see what they recommend? They usually know their stuff and might have some primo A-grade axles in stock.
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