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How do I fix my dropouts getting bent around my axles?

How do I fix my dropouts getting bent around my axles?

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There are a couple of things at work here. lets take one at a time. First, I know a LOT of street riders and they almost never bend their axles or dropouts unless they crash. This would say to me that you are allowing passengers to ride on the pegs. NEVER allow passengers on pegs. If I'm wrong about this then, well, I stand corrected. It could be that your pegs are installed incorrectly. If your pegs are screw on type they need to be installed in this order- bike frame/washer/peg/washer/axle nut (inside the peg). Never just screw the peg onto the axle with the nut holding the wheel on. The support piece that you propose can just as easily be accomplished using chain tensioners- and they won't fall off. Finally, if your frame is aluminum your days are numbered. One day those dropouts will simply break off without warning as you are riding. If it is steel (crmo or hiten) these will take more time to fail and shouldn't fail abruptly.
May 28, 2018
Take a larger hammer. Placeone and hit it with the other, If that does not work call goast busters
May 28, 2018

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