Broken Rear Axle

Sidewinder Jerry

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A few months ago the rear axle broke in my Staton Inc hub. It broke where the snap ring groove is. So I had David redesign me a new axle. The new axle no longer has snap ring grooves. Instead it now uses sleeves to hold the sealed bearings in place.

 
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Sidewinder Jerry

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I'm now running a 7 speed 34-13 rear freewheel. The 18.75 reduction gear box has 17t gear on it which runs to a 44t gear on the shiftkit. This drives a 34t chainring which drives the rear freewheel. Reduction range is 48.53-18.56. The new axle and gear setup has been working great. All gears are shifting up and down automatically very smoothly.
 
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Sidewinder Jerry

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Fortunately when it happened I was only going around 5 mph and there were no cars behind me.

I sent David some drawings on how I wanted it redesigned. He did the final design on the sleeves. David has always been opened to suggestions from me. That's one of the main reasons I suggest his kits to others.
 
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