heat treated?

Related:
Create New Tag

6/18/2014 11:18 PM

so ive been double pegging and trying icepicks blah blah and my axle is bent i straightend it out i was wondering if its bending so easily because its not heat treated, so if i heat it up a lot and let it cool will it harden the metal or just fuck it up?

|

6/18/2014 11:20 PM

Photo

|

Instagram : braydenbuckingham
My Cult 2 Short

6/18/2014 11:21 PM

What hub is it?

And bending it back is not good for it, once it starts bending again, you're gonna bend it back and repeatedly doing that will cause it to snap.

|

6/18/2014 11:27 PM

so should i at home heat treat it or no? the bends arnt that bad but if i can stop it by heating it up i will

|

6/19/2014 2:51 AM

Heat treating isn't just basic 'heating it up'. You have to heat it up to the right temperature (Can't remember what it is for Steel but it's somewhere around 800 degrees Celsius I believe), which I doubt you will be able to do at home unless you have a forge or oxyacetylene torch or something. Once you have done this it is very hard and therefore very brittle, meaning you have to temper it in most cases.

|

6/19/2014 2:54 AM

Just buy a new hub or a new axle for your shitty hub

|

I'm a punk bmxer, I can't do it well so I do it loud.

6/19/2014 4:53 AM

Photo

|

"If you can't beat me on a bike, beat me off." -Will Stock

YouTube
Instagram (@WillStockSucks)