Re: [CR]Rear axle spacing and axle breakage?


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From: <NortonMarg@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 01:54:47 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Rear axle spacing and axle breakage?
To: Philcycles@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 2/18/02 5:48:22 PM Pacific Standard Time, Philcycles@aol.com writes:

<< Axle breakage occurs almost exclusively because of non-parallel dropouts. I
   never break or bend axles. I use Campy hubs with Wheels axles at 130 and I
   weigh 215. Just get the DOs parallel and your axle problems disappear.
   Phil Brown
   NoHo, Ca >> I've owned Campy drop out tools for 25+ years, my drop outs were always perfect and I still broke axles. Maybe it was all the ditches, holes and rail road tracks I jumped at 25+ mph? Stevan Thomas Alameda,CA