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    I have a pair of struts and one has a bent axle about 2mm out. Any way they can be fixed ?

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    Vice and hammer? Haha I don't know but google might, I wonder if you would have to heat it up.

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    Ye was thinking oxy but wanted to now if that will weakin it

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    If you are going to try I'd make a long bar that held both bearing surfaces (maybe from an old bearing race) and lean on that. Hitting it will just bash things out of shape.

    But a strut that's been bent and bent back will be weaker than stock, more so if heated. Whether that'll mean anything in practice I have no idea. Main problem to me is that you have no idea if the two bearing seats are 100% aligned. So your wheel bearings won't be sitting properly and may flog out/get loose/create a rift in the space-time continuum. Finding a new strut isn't hard or expensive.

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    you can get stub axle braces or plate the strut after you straighten it
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    What side? If you can find a pair i'll buy the spare

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    Right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hen may possibly be a nut View Post
    So your wheel bearings won't be sitting properly and may flog out/get loose/create a rift in the space-time continuum.

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    I like the cut of ur jib Timbo

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    Surely if it's taken a hard enough hit to bend the stub axle you'd be wanting to replace the strut rather than risk failure. Broken stub axle = bye bye front wheel

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