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Night Vision

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my Brother broke my leg today
« on: March 25, 2007, 11:10:54 PM »
nice guy huh?

anyone ever seen a right fork leg broken below where the axle goes through? just above the pinch bolt? not sure if DeckBike has been like that for awhile or not.... but I'm blaming him anyway....

it's kinda scary when you see how little cast aluminum is actually holding the front wheel on  :o
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Re: my Brother broke my leg today
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 11:51:53 PM »
Pics if possible.  Maybe it will cause all of us to get rid of them!

Actually, curious to see it & try to determine where the forces in the axle transmit through the fork legs in comparison to your break.  At least forks seem to be fairly readily available.

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Re: my Brother broke my leg today
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 05:27:27 AM »

 :o Yer bugger, you had me going there...Had "vision's" of you ridin'...cruiser style, with yer leg's sticking out in front ::) ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D... ;)

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Re: my Brother broke my leg today
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 07:03:51 AM »
Hmm. Really wonder how that happened.

Got a spare?

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Re: my Brother broke my leg today
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 10:43:34 AM »
I'll try to get a picture of it and post it up..

I was not planning on using this set of legs, but now I won't have a spare... oh well
if it ain't worth doing it the hard way....
it ain't worth doing it at all - Man Law
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don't give up.... don't ever give up - Jimmy Valvano

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Re: my Brother broke my leg today
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 02:40:32 PM »
Sombody overtitend the pinch bolt, I've seen other forks broken or cracked in this area from over titening. 16 to 18 ft lbs for a 8mm bolt.
 
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Re: my Brother broke my leg today
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 04:03:11 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if someone tightened it too much.....
....or if  "someone"  ::) went the wrong way on the bolt when I said I wanted to take the front wheel off..

the other bad thing about the "exercise" was front axle did not want to come out. stuck pretty good. you could tap the axle with a hammer, and the axle would go right back to the same place. like it was on a spring.

the good thing is the wheel and axle are off. I'll replace the wheel bearings before I put that wheel and rotor into service. 
if it ain't worth doing it the hard way....
it ain't worth doing it at all - Man Law
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if it ain't broke..... take it apart and find out why


don't give up.... don't ever give up - Jimmy Valvano

 

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