Would this work, or is it a catastrophic failure in the making?
The forces ARE concentrated in the middle of the spindle . The forces are also twisting forces not downward directional forces . It would be much easier and productive to save rotating weight in wheels . :thumbsup:juanbeegas said:Any explanations why it would fail? I never thought of doing it until a friend mentioned it. Downward forces that would crack the spindle are not focused on the centre of the spindle, where the drilling would be... I'm just interested in a proper explanation of why it would not work.
Would there not be a high twisting force on the axle? For example, while you're stood on the pedals, with the cranks level, both feet are pushing down, it is the strength of the axle that stops it just twisting itself in two. I would imagine that there's a fairly high load through the center, and an axle which was weakened there would just tear itself apart.Downward forces that would crack the spindle are not focused on the centre of the spindle, where the drilling would be.
I especially liked this for putting it in a way a regular dude with not much mechanical knowledge could understand.SteveUK said:If you imagine the axle being made of, say, soft clay, then imagine what would happen if both pedals were pushed down-over at the same time; it's going to twist quite neatly in the middle. That's how I see a weaked axle failing.
torontocycles.comDrakken_11 said:Where can you get them?? Do they make bolts and things out of 7075 Aluminum. And would they be lighter??
Dude... Check out Ebay, it's a lot cheaper than you think... For example, Enough ti bolts for both XT brake calipers cost me USD$11(4 x M6X18.5mm).Drakken_11 said:Thanks I'll give it a look. But I think that may be a little hard on the pocket right now.