Re: [CR]Phil Wood Hub Timeline?Quality?Axle breakage

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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 12:39:45 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Phil Wood Hub Timeline?Quality?Axle breakage

In a message dated 4/29/02 8:35:22 AM, writes:

<< We had a long thread on this a couple of months ago. Hitting pot holes without posting on the pedals (derriere off saddle), or jumping giant road holes, will bend axles even with perfectly aligned rear drop outs. If you take the wheel out and put it back in with the axle in any other than the original position, you will bend it again. Do this 3 or 4 times, and the CrMo lets go at that little stress riser at the root of the thread adjacent to the inside edge of the cone. It's a whole lot less of a problem with 5 speed spacing, but is a fact of life with 6 and 7 speed spacing, depending on your riding style! >>

I could not disagree more. If your dropouts are aligned it's not a problem If it's a fact of life how come it never happens to me or my customers? Can't be luck. Phil Brown In sunny (for the next 6 months) NoHo, Ca