Sorry I missed this post earlier
The utility cyclist wrote:Sometimes people like you post atuff without thinking, that doesn't amaze me, it's pretty commonplace here.
I was thinking alright that's why I didn't contribute to something I knew nothing about.
As I posted,until I'd Googled and did a bit of reading I didn't know what Acetal was,and what was clear after that reading and some contributions from forum members who I trust to know what they're talking about due to their track recor on here,it became obvious that you didn't have anymore knowledge about Acetal than I did.
Whilst what was being described is probably not the best solution,
It's obviuos that after acertaining some knowledge about Acetal,it isnt any solution.
a solution if they indeed can get the part made and fitted.how long the part would last is a massive guess because all those saying don't do it have ZERO data to back up what will happen. Whether it will work at all, whether it will literally fail just after getting around the block, after 5 miles, 50 miles, 500 miles. Nobody knows how good/bad/indifferent it will be.
But people have posted the properties of Acetal(before you posted on the thread) to show that it's totally the wrong material for bicycle wheel replacement axles,what you're saying is trial and error is a better test than established scientific knowledge.
Frankly I find than a silly conclusion to draw in the face of scientific knowledge,and why I posted what I did about you post.
Part of the learning process is about having failures, sometimes satisfying oneself means you don't always make the best decision for best end result. However this is part and parcel of how invention and progress comes about and on an individual level.
There is no need for invention or trial and error when there is scientific data to refer to that proves beyond doubt oherwise.
It's funny how people can say on the back of a bit of information on a search engine tgey are experts even when there is no known use specific to what is wanted to be made and used.
Where has anyone claimed to be experts on the "back of a bit of information on a search engine" I certainly haven't only that it supports what the knowledgable people on the forum who can be trusted by their track record.
I also object to posters calling others stupid for even attenpting it.
There some people on the forum who are engineers,scientific engineers,etc who've proved their knowledge on technical matters time and time again,and most of whom are quite patient people,and personally I am thankful for their input.
Only one person used the word "idiocy" to describe the use of Acetal as a material for a hub axle and whlist its a strong description it's not wrong given Acetal's scientifically known proprties
Then you wheel in complaining about the overwhelming scientific evidence layed before you in previous posts by those knowledgable indviduals,and attack those who have taken the trouble to give good sound scientific based advise.
As I posed previously,your posts sometimes totally amaze me.