(Maintenance) Stripped Female Axle / Front Hub

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5/4/2016 8:27 AM

I have a stock wheelset from Haro at the moment (I plan on replacing it in the future) and my front wheel is having trouble threading in properly. Once the bolt becomes nearly tight, the bolt loosens all within one turn of the ratchet which it reoccurs if I keep rotating the wrench. I also noticed that Shadow has some replaceable bolts for female axles but before spending the money I was curious on whether its the hub itself or the bolts. Thank you for your time and information. -Mg


5/5/2016 8:40 AM

Probably the hub. Especially if it's alloy. If it's the bolt you'll be able to see that it's stripped. Chances are it's a fairly generic hub and a replacement axle shouldn't be hard to find, but hubs are pretty cheap anyway