Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2 out of 5 ain't bad

5 rotor bolts, 1 snapped ez-out, a bit of heat, and some cutting/grinding.

1.5 hours of labor, all to sell a run of the mill 16" cast 9 spoke rear wheel for $40. I'm stupid.


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8 comments:

REG said...

It's like a bag o chips, once you open it your in to win it.

luke said...

THAT ROTOR IS STILL TOTALLY GOOD. RUN IT.

jbfrmca said...

we always weld nuts to those and they usually come out.

special'79 said...

I'll definitely use that method next time, thanks!

About This said...

Your a solid guy-Should'a sent it with the rotor attached-their problem...right?

special'79 said...

I did offer the wheel with the rotor attached but the buyer wanted to save weight on shipping. Oh well, I know better next time.

Barnstorm Cycles said...

Yeah Jay, welding nuts to them works mint...one because the heat expands the mag more than the steel bolts, and two becuase you can use a socket wrench= easy.

if they are really dirty I use silicon Bronze rod...but you have to make sure you get a good bite or it will break off...or stainless rod if its not too bad or you take some time to clean em.


Smarter, not harder! shoulda called me! haha

Chad said...

Wish i'd have thought of welding nuts to em before I ruined my cast wheel a few months ago.