Re: [CR]Axle breakage


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From: <NortonMarg@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:24:08 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Axle breakage
To: andrews@tenforward.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 2/20/02 2:48:41 AM Pacific Standard Time, andrews@tenforward.com writes:

<< If the high stress point in an axle is just inboard of the cone, perhaps it
   would help to chamfer the inboard side of the cone a few thousandths. >> The problem isn't with the cone, the problem is the threaded axle. The shock loads are transmitted from the rim/tire through the bearings to the axle and thence to the frame. The end of the cone just happens to be the point at which the force gets transmitted to the axle. Radiusing the cone would help if it was a flex problem in which the movement was within the elastic limit of the axle. When an axle bends, it has gone past its elastic limit. Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA