[CR]Re Why wing nuts?

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: "Neill Currie" <neill_currie@comcast.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 17:14:03 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re Why wing nuts?

Kim wrote:> A likely reason for wing nuts hanging on is that solid axles are less
> likely to bend.

Wrong. It is exactly the other way. A pipe that is pressured from both sides will carry a far greater strain/load than a rod. Check out your shower curtain holder, for example.------------------Well, even if the analogy holds, and I am not convinced it does, then a shower rod, or anaxel is "pressured" on one plane only....the other plane it'll be subject to the opposite load type: ie: the top of the shower rod'll be in compression, the bottom under tension.-------------- Neill "my solid rear axels beat your QR axels for bending resistance" Currie Hillsborough Nh 03244 USA --------------- My MTB site: http://www.geocities.com/neill1234/index.html?1011568933040 My blog: http://blogericious.blogspot.com/ ---------------------