Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the June Giveaway to Win the Kazam Buddi 20" Aluminum Trailer Bike


Bent Axle, must I replace?
#1
OK, so here's my issue, the axle on my front wheel is bent. Actually, the axle seems fine, but the bolt portions with the screw threads are bent. See the picture for a better idea. The axle itself seems to still be straight. The wheel turns fine. I imagine this will someday need to be replaced, but am I OK for now? if it does need replacing, what all would that take? A whole new hub?

[attachment=34]
  Reply
#2
I think you're ok for now, just keep an eye on it and replace it at some point...

  Reply
#3
Replace just the axle? Or would I have to replace the whole hub?

  Reply
#4
Just the axle... but once you have the hub apart, check the bearing races for damage. If they're pitted then it'll be better to replace the hub (or wheel if it's cheaper).

  Reply
#5
I took off my rear tire (to try a freewheel tool I ordered - it didn't work Sad ) and found that the axle was bent on mine. To kind of continue this thread, where would I find an axle replacement? Would it be advisable to try and straighten the axle in a vise, or would that cause problems?

Why is it that they make adult bikes that'll generally work for 5'9" or above, yet when you pedal these same bikes they only work for someone who is 5'4" or so?
  Reply
#6
Your local bike shop should have a replacement axle for you (or they can order one). If it's a steel axle, you can try straightening it in a vise (be careful, just bend a tiny bit at a time, and use soft jaws with a rag or something similar to protect the threads).

  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
3,075
06-02-2020, 07:16 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
3,514
06-23-2019, 01:51 PM
Last Post: MamboNumber5
 
22,482
09-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Last Post: !TREK4ME!
 
27,728
09-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Last Post: cny-man
 
16,299
12-03-2013, 07:48 PM
Last Post: GeorgeET
 
17,517
11-04-2013, 09:02 PM
Last Post: billy247
 
51,977
04-28-2013, 11:24 AM
Last Post: nfmisso
 
7,461
03-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Last Post: dweenk

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Paris-Roubaix
Today 01:58 AM
Tubeless Sealant
Today 01:46 AM
thru axles replacement
Today 01:44 AM
STUMPJUMPER EVO
Today 01:41 AM
action camera
06-21-2024 02:08 PM
What did your first bicycle mean to you?
06-21-2024 02:04 PM
Identifying a Bianchi Boardwalk bicycle
06-20-2024 04:39 PM
What are your best tips for long rides?
06-19-2024 07:53 PM
Forgot to introduce myself!
06-19-2024 05:48 PM
Fat bikes for ever..
06-19-2024 02:52 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
41 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
26 posts
no avatar 3. Dusan
13 posts
no avatar 4. meamoantonio
13 posts
no avatar 5. Amanda_W
12 posts