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I need help fixing my axle

Axles of this type are standardized and replaceable, but the problem in a situation like this (axle is discovered to be broken upon wheel removal) is that by the time of discovery, it's very likely ...
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How do I remove a threaded rear axle with cartridge bearings?

Solved. I simply was not hammering hard enough. Kudos to my wife who had experience removing bearings from buses for explaining to me that sometimes bearings can be stubborn and that extra force didn'...
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How to position rear wheel in frame?

Back in the 80s, tolerances weren't quite as good as modern bikes. Sure, high end bikes were generally good, but mass-market bikes could be a little off. As the machinist says, if you can't make it ...
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What dynamo hub wheel do I need?

That wheel has a solid axle. I prefer to think of it as a nutted axle for obvious reasons. It's cross-compatible with quick release, and quick release is easier to buy, but the sort of hub you have is ...
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135mm rear hub with QR on 130mm rear dropout spacing on older aluminum frame MTB

Things to consider: Redishing - the spokes will probably be OK, but may be too long on the non drive side or too short on the drive side. You may get away without any redishing, depending on wheel ...
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How can I identify which side of my axle needs to be held with a cone spanner?

I tend to use the cone spanner on the same side as the outside spanner, so I know which locknut will undo. Your description of one spanner on either side will work, but there's a chance that either ...
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Wheel off turbo trainer vs nut axle

If you have a solid axle on your rear hub, you cannot use a quick release unless you replace the axle with a hollow one: the quick-release skewer goes through the axle. However, if the bike will be ...
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How can I add an additional freewheel to the existing solid bicycle axle?

Firstly a quick correction - the freewheel is attached to the hub of the wheel, not the axle. Your axle stays still relative to the frame, and the wheel revolves around the axle on bearings.Upshot,...
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How to position rear wheel in frame?

The process doesn't have to be complicated. Take your shoe off. Jam it between the wheel and seat tube. It'll keep tension on the wheel and will stay put enough to keep it centered while you tighten ...
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135mm rear hub with QR on 130mm rear dropout spacing on older aluminum frame MTB

You say your hub is a Deore. It is obvious when they are laid side by side that the hub castings for Deore and Tiagra are identical. Historically this was the same for other hubs such as XT and ...
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Can I somehow make it possibly to attach a kids trailer to this e-bike?

I don't see an off-the-shelf solution for you. I am building a trailer to use on my ebikes. I have had to design a custom hitch using part of an old hitch and part of a bike frame. However, I am ...
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How can I remove my stuck freewheel?

I was struggling for some time to remove the freewheel from my single speed MTB, it had been on the bike for over 20 years and even with a large adjustable spanner and the correct removal tool ...
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