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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Wow is all i can say Brian. With all the tube frames i have seen over the years this is the first time of ever hearing that happen.


:ditto: same with me

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 11:00 PM

Sorry to hear she is sick, and very glad to hear you have a spare.

Is the break weldable?

How many times a week do you wash out your tranny? :laughingteeth:

Edited by MH81, April 24, 2011 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted April 24, 2011 - 07:14 AM

Sorry to hear she is sick, and very glad to hear you have a spare.

Is the break weldable?

How many times a week do you wash out your tranny? :laughing teeth:


I only cleaned the tranny once LOL
I'm not sure if its weldable

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 10:12 AM

I'm not sure if its weldable


It may be weldable, but I wouldn't trust it!! ....The shaft was hardened in certain areas, and without proper heat-treating of a welded & re-machined axle, it would be a lot of wasted effort.

All of the broken axles I have seen, were broken in the same area (near the center).

Broken axles were not common, so it can not really be considered a design fault. ......Not a common occurence, but some did break.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 10:33 AM

Bruce , since all the axles you saw broke in the same spot is there anything someone could do to help prevent it by grinding sharpe edges or adding a radius in that area ? Al

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 11:40 AM

Bruce , since all the axles you saw broke in the same spot is there anything someone could do to help prevent it by grinding sharpe edges or adding a radius in that area ? Al


No, I don't think so.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 12:42 PM

It may be weldable, but I wouldn't trust it!! ....The shaft was hardened in certain areas, and without proper heat-treating of a welded & re-machined axle, it would be a lot of wasted effort.

All of the broken axles I have seen, were broken in the same area (near the center).

Broken axles were not common, so it can not really be considered a design fault. ......Not a common occurence, but some did break.


ok, thats what I was thinking




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