Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mechanicsville Maryland
It made for an interesting repair. The one fork wanting to be two inches longer then the other put the front axle in a bind. Even with the axle clamp disassembled the axle wasn't coming out. I ended up reinstalling the axle clamp nuts on to the two studs they came off of and then sliping the lower axle clamp on to the studs using the nuts as spacers. I then carefully put a ratcheting cargo strap around the fork and used the strap to compress the fork enough to remove the axle. The rest of the repair was routine.
The pinch bolts that were in it before the repair were grade 5 bolts. I replaced them with grade 8 bolts. Will that cause me any trouble in the future?
It ain't that I'm wiser. It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall. I've got a couple more years on you baby that's all.
Dr Hook And The Medicine Show.