|: : Sounds more complicated then the bolt idea. Threading is beyond me lol.
: Most of the metal work done on my skates is also beyond me. I had it done by competent people. Next thing I want to have done is a new slider holder. I know a competent wood worker, but he takes his time. :-( I hope my skates hold up till he produces the goods!
: : Well, one day when I have spare money or spare parts, I will toy with the idea of taking out the axel, putting in a bolt.
: Surely you will keep us updated once you're there!
Well, I tried to bang with my metal mallet out the hangers from my dominions just now since they would take skateboard wheels. Stuff started to fly off the table so I stopped lol! Maybe they are intact? I know some are. Then the last thread was flattened so I had to use my stone file to flatten it out. Now I have nuts back on my old skates! So I'm not going to try to bang out the ones on my aggro. skates until I have a second back up pair and I find out from the manufacturer that it does come out. Otherwise, the treads get fat and flattened.
But I might start searching for some narrow skateboard trucks. I want to build a setup with skateboard trucks on and a wooden plate! It will take awhile. I also want to build a pair of freestyle/trick street skates with the trucks forward and a more responsive plate. I was a studio art major and design/build lots of stuff. I used to dig stuff out of the dumpster at the last apartment and got an A++ in my design class lol. I even made furniture that way! So I dig doing this stuff. But I need more time to learn the correct way to do things; otherwise, it would be an expensive learning means.
So for now I'm searching for speed wheels so I can start working my way up the ramps.......