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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Pins or wire on axle?

I've never used safety pins on the rear axle and was wondering if any of ya'll feel that they are that much better to work with than wire. Any input is appreciated. TIA.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 02:17 PM
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Hey SixGunRacing,

I recently had to Safety Wire my bike for a race organization. I just used the wire but I can tell you if you just use that, it will be a pain and take a lot longer to remove the wire, switch out your tires and have to re-safety wire the axle bolt.

I have seen several racers use the pin and I'm going to redrill my bolt and axle with the thread to figure out how to insert the pin so that you can remove the pin easily and do tire/wheel swaps faster.

The rear axle bolt on my bike is pretty thick so I think I can figure out a way to drill a hole just through the bolt to stick a pin straight through.

Check out some pics here, scroll to the bottom and see how they angled it on the hexagonal nut:

Also check out the Sticky forum thread here:
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