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It's fixed!

that which rolls
is rolling again

5 hours, 45 minutes
1 broken fingernail
copious cursing
lots and lots of grease

thanks for all
the comments of support

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Blogger Bones said...

Wow.. I'm not sure I've ever seen a failed spindle, and I've fixed no less than 10,000 bikes. Is it made of aluminium? Steel? That's really wild.

You may want to see about installing a cartrige bracket instead of replacing the spindle. There's a good chance you pitted the race that the bearings run on when the spindle broke. If that's the case, you'd have to replace the adjustable cup as well. And you probably need special tools to do it.

pull the cup out and inspect the race.. it should be completely smooth.

30/3/07 08:40  
Blogger Da' Square Wheelman, said...

I'm amazed as well. But the spindle was 45+ years old! I did a pretty thorough inspection of the races - they seemed very smooth.

What is a cartridge bracket?


30/3/07 10:14  
Blogger Bones said...

its a sealed unit that has the spindle and grease and bearings and everyting inside one thing.. it just threads right into the bottom bracket. they rock!

3/4/07 08:39  

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