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Old 01-06-2019, 08:45 AM
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Curious as to how you may have corrected wheels from wobbling on an axel as they get worn. Looked for a shoulder washer that might work without success. So what have you used to change or correct a diameter in a wheel. Primarily to end up with 5/32".
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:48 AM
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My first thought would be to drill out the axle hub, using a drill press to keep the hole straight, then use a piece of 5/32" ID brass tubing as a sleeve.
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A drill press is nice but the existing hole acts as enough of a pilot hole that you can get by with just a hand held drill. Depending on the size of the hole that is currently in the wheel you can even telescope one piece of brass tube inside of another to fill in the space. One caveat, if you have to buy a bunch of drill bits and brass tube you may soon exceed the cost of a new wheel.
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Yep, unless it's some rare vintage wheel that you just gotta keep, the economy of the situation starts leaning toward replacement pretty quickly. I can't image a lot of tread is left on that tire if the hub has worn out.
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Originally Posted by jester_s1 View Post
Yep, unless it's some rare vintage wheel that you just gotta keep, the economy of the situation starts leaning toward replacement pretty quickly. I can't image a lot of tread is left on that tire if the hub has worn out.
True that, It is handy though when you are matching an odd size wire axle to the wheels that you have on hand.
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