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How To Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex

How To Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex

Oh, bummer—an axle nut loosened and now your wheel’s hex socket is toast. You could try to unglue the tire and mount it to a new wheel, but man, what a hassle—and you’ll have a leftover rim. With a little patience and JB Weld epoxy, you can fix the wheel and keep it in action until the tires wear out. Here’s how.

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Updated: February 6, 2017 — 5:42 PM
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  1. This is a great tip. I’ve done it before but didn’t put the pin through the wheel so my repair didn’t last very long. I’ll use the pin method next time.

    I’ve also found that the cause of the stripped head could be worn wheel bearings creating extra heat that softens the wheel so be sure to check your wheel bearings and clean or replace them regularly

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