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28th August 2009, 8:07 PM
hi broke rear axle problem is i cant get the end off thats non driveside so i can remove it from hub will post pic later to show any ideas
28th August 2009, 8:59 PM
28th August 2009, 10:22 PM
i dont know sticker may have been added by someone else ill post picks soon
28th August 2009, 10:44 PM
hub body sticker PL thats it ive undone the retaining screws but this side just wont unscrew any idas please
29th August 2009, 5:25 AM
It looks to me like if you give the broken end a good clout both the remaining axle and LH bearing will pop out the LH side, and if you hit the LH end of the axle you will drive it through. Your next problem will be finding spares, the word "scrap" springs to mind.
29th August 2009, 7:14 AM
That silver end spacer has to come off first - did I spot a screw on the second photo? If not use a slim spanner like a pedal spanner with another item for a point of leverage; remove the end spacer then knock the axle through from the broken end, it will probably come out with the bearing intact. If you have a vice, open the jaws to the right width to rest the hub on with enough clearance for the axle plus bearing to go through. If you don't have a vice - use something similar to achieve the same effect.
29th August 2009, 4:57 PM
no joy from local bike shops im looking for a-class rear hub any ideas who to try
30th August 2009, 6:31 PM
taking axle to a machine shop on tuesday will see f they can make it out of stainless steel
30th August 2009, 7:19 PM
So, you've managed to remove it then?
30th August 2009, 8:16 PM
yep came out nicely bearings are good no damage
30th August 2009, 11:39 PM
part i need is a-class alx320 replacement rear axle alloy any ideas where to get in uk
31st August 2009, 8:46 PM
what u think about a stainless steel axle instead of the alloy
31st August 2009, 8:59 PM
Anything you can get will do - you're not going to notice the difference, performance wise, although it will be stronger, the original one shouldn't have really broken in the first place under normal conditions. If you have to have it specially made it will probably cost as much as a replacement hub.Have you managed to source one?
31st August 2009, 11:19 PM
the axle that broke there seemed to be a darker patch in the alloy i presume an inpurity = week spot = broke so will go for the stainless steel if it can be done can anyone recomend a wheel building book as this has me intrested as so called good local bike shops didn't want to know
1st September 2009, 4:41 AM
You'll need a 40-hole, small-flange hub if you want to reuse the spokes and there's a wheel building section in the "KNOW-HOW" tab on sister site Bikemagic.
1st September 2009, 5:09 AM
why would i need a 40 hole my rear is 20 hole wheel is still complete including hub ive removed the alloy axle and hope will replace with a stainless steel item im having made
1st September 2009, 7:56 AM
Because a normal 20-hole hub will have even spoke hole spacing. To have a strong enough wheel you'll have to 2 cross the spokes which will need to be longer than the are for the current single cross with paired spoke holes. Whith a 40 hole hub you can lace the wheel exactly as it is at present leaving empty pairs of holes.
1st September 2009, 11:02 AM
cool but my wheels are strong just a doggey axle im a light weight lol