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Bike Repair

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Bike Repair

Hello All,

Have been trying to contact a few bike shops in my area for repair but everybody is swamped and some of them even said they wont take any repairs currently. So I have a older CCM bike where the rear rim/tire has come very loose. I just took it apart and it looks like the bolt that runs through the while rim snapped and also the bearings are bad.

To repair this, are the parts replaceable or is it something where the full rim should be replaced? If so what should I look for & where?

Thanks
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Your freehub axle snapped. You were going to call a repair shop? That bike is not even worth an hour of min wage labor.

Kijiji yourself a new-old 26" 7 speed rear wheel...or a whole bike, one without bald tires. These aren't really universal so look for another CCM/supercycle.
Like this one https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bike/o ... ?undefined

Scam artists are asking ridiculous prices for junk now because of the corona so it might not even be worth it to repair.
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I know its old but I do like the bike so I would spend some money on it, The idea (depending on price) would be to fix it and replace both tires. Also as you say everything is overpriced now due to Covid, so I would rather spend $200 on this bike then $300-400 on a used bike that I dont know the history of you know.

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nabiul wrote: Your freehub axle snapped. You were going to call a repair shop? That bike is not even worth an hour of min wage labor.

Kijiji yourself a new-old 26" 7 speed rear wheel...or a whole bike, one without bald tires. These aren't really universal so look for another CCM/supercycle.
Like this one https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bike/o ... ?undefined

Scam artists are asking ridiculous prices for junk now because of the corona so it might not even be worth it to repair.
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Where are you located? Check out Mark's Bikes in North York. Younger guy operating out of his house. Seems knowledgable and prices are good.
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West end of Toronto,

I'll look him up, thanks.
papermate2 wrote: Where are you located? Check out Mark's Bikes in North York. Younger guy operating out of his house. Seems knowledgable and prices are good.
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Kijiji for backyard fixer dude if you want to fix it. But I would look for another bike.
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Downtown Toronto, Mike the Bike (https://mikethebike.ca/) might be able to help as it seems like he sometimes sources used or harder to find items. Prices seem fair as well.
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sickcars wrote: I know its old but I do like the bike so I would spend some money on it, The idea (depending on price) would be to fix it and replace both tires. Also as you say everything is overpriced now due to Covid, so I would rather spend $200 on this bike then $300-400 on a used bike that I dont know the history of you know.

Thanks
I like your way . Fix not dispose .
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Think of the Childre…
He is saving the environment.
pfbmgd wrote: I like your way . Fix not dispose .

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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the same situation for me - I've ordered my hub skewers via Amazon. I could only find Chinese part suppliers with 2 months delivery though. Waiting a long time....
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I'd just look for another used bike. Buy it just for the rear wheel. Swap the wheel out.
NB @nabiul referred to your hub as a "freehub" but that's not the right term. You have a conventional hub and freewheel. Broken axles are a common issue with these. Freehubs are the more modern type; broken axles are rare with freehubs.
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Got 2 local bike shops reply to me, Looking at around $50 to repair the hub & tires are around $30/each. So less then I was actually expecting. I will likely have them at the very least inspect and grease the front bearing/hub if not replace it since the bike is around 15-20 years old if I'm not mistaken.

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sickcars wrote: West end of Toronto,

I'll look him up, thanks.
Dave Fix My Bike has been ok for us. He is quite backlogged though so it may take a few days for your fix.

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