Re: Serious problem with Solex

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Brian,I just got back from my local bike shop with the wheel,and I found out what happened to it.First,the quality of the materials used in the rim,spokes,and hub are of very poor quality,even compared to a Walmart bike.Second,there is way to much play where the spokes go through the hub,which makes it impossible to tighten the spokes properly.They will always flex as the wheel turns,and eventually break.If you have a rim like mine,you can loosen one of the spokes just a little,and see how it slides back and forth at the hub.It looks like the spoke was designed for a much thicker flange than this hub has.Third,these spokes seem to have no tensile strength at all.The bike shop,which has been around longer than I have,compared the spokes to clothes hangar wire.Needless to say,I'm feeling pretty foolish for having bought this thing in the first place.Having been around for so long,and having so many people so passionate about them,tells me that the Solex is indeed a very special machine.But this is apparently just a cheap copy,made out of inferior materials,and workmanship.Jerry.

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  Serious problem with SolexTopic by: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 09/07/05 05:24PM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Brian Solex Brian Solex 09/07/05 07:07PM
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  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Brian Solex Brian Solex 09/07/05 11:42PM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 09/08/05 12:34AM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Brian Solex Brian Solex 09/08/05 08:32AM
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  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Nicholas Nicholas 09/26/05 06:59PM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Brian Solex Brian Solex 09/27/05 02:13AM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Nicholas Nicholas 09/27/05 06:36AM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 09/28/05 03:06AM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Brian Solex Brian Solex 09/28/05 08:52AM
  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Legendre Legendre 09/07/05 07:31PM
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  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Jeff Matthews - VeloCruz Jeff Matthews - VeloCruz 09/07/05 09:37PM
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  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Legendre Legendre 09/21/05 11:24AM
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  Re: Serious problem with SolexRe: Brian Solex Brian Solex 09/28/05 10:55PM

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