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    Snapped Spitfire rear axle pinch bolt help

    So out on the trails with my 2016 Spitfire and noticed the pinch bolt/ lock bolt to my rear axle was very loose. Went to tighten it and the head of the lock bolt snapped. (See photos).

    The thru axle and threads are fine, and I managed to get the snapped threading out of the thru axel.

    What are my options here? No shops have the matching lock bolt for the axle...

    What kind of lock nut would be compatible?

    If I went for a brand new axle what is compatible (QR might be nice).

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    You can't order any from banshee?
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    You could just use a metric allen bolt & washer from your local hardware store. Looks like a 5mm?

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    Checked with Banshee, they suggested a caliper bolt with a washer or the hardware store idea you had FMM. Both work the same.

    Contemplating a maxle for ease but I think the other two are the prime choice haha

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    Just snapped mine, too, on my Prime. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the remainder of the bolt out of the axle end without resorting to drilling and that seems like more hassle than it's worth. Ended up ordering an entire new assembly from Fanatik.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    Mine fell out somehow. LBS had put a regular allen bolt and washer on it and it worked. Haven't had any problems since.

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    Rigged up the calliper bolt + a washer and everything seems to be working smoothly.

    Also, its worth noting if anyone else breaks their bolt off at the threads and cannot retrieve the threading without drilling, you can try riding around for a bit (in a safe area e.g., a street) and the threading might start come out. This is what happened with mine initially and after a few minutes of riding the threads backed off enough that I could get them out with my finger.

    Cheers,

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    after snapping mine went with RS maxle (super happy with it), and also used allen bolt & washer from local hardware store while waiting for maxle to show up, so both works...

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    Been using a chain guide bolt for another about 6mo, good to go.

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    Any metric bolt will do. The newest dropout kits have a different bolt.
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    I have a brand-new Spitfire axle if someone needs a cheap replacement. Shoot me a message if interested.

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    Now I'm mildly upset. Paid nearly $50 from Fanatik for a new axle after snapping the stocker on my brand-new Prime. Installed with a grip of grease, hand-tightened and ridden once. Went to pull the rear wheel today to swap a tire and broke the @#$%& thing in the same exact way.

    I've never broken a bike axle in all the years I've been riding and I've owned A LOT of bikes. This is starting to get expensive.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    Anyone had success getting someone at Banshee to answer emails?
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    Disregard my complaints. As is often the case, the problem was mine (email server) and not Banshees.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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