the Mrs bought a vintage looking tricycle (not sure how vintage really) for our eldest this weekend. lovely little Raleigh tricycle, however, when he got on to ride it, the front wheel popped out of the fork dropouts.
upon inspection, i found that a part of the spindle has snapped off - its a small plastic insert that clamps around the pedal crank and is (was) attached by rivet to the fork:
the one that is intact:
the broken one:
the short story being, i need to find a way of fixing this to stop the crank popping out when the pedals are pushed on.
i either need to find something similar to the plastic thingmajig or, find a completely different way of attaching the wheel/axle to the forks.
the axle is one piece and is not removable from the wheel.
i've been racking my brains and havent come up with anything usefu; yet, hoping someone on here can help
its a nice little project. took 15mins to completely dissassemble the trike
its ready for stirpping of paint. going to get some new decals and rattle cans to help bring this back to life.
will post up more pics of it soon, but need to tackle this problems first
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