Yeah, looked at it closely, one piece, and looking at it from the edge, the shaft is even with the width of the blades, like this | | so no place to put a hose clamp. Good call, made me look :)
Mike Barkley wrote:Assuming the fan & the plastic sleeve that fits over the metal spline is all one solid piece .... Maybe a hose clamp tightened around the plastic sleeve would do the trick. A heat gun might help squeeze it together. That method could also break it. It's doubtful that glue will last long even if it does work. But you never know until you try.
Tear down the bike! Tear down the bike! :D
My preference would be to disassemble that beast into a zillion pieces carefully arranged all over the living room until I found the culprit. (think Pink Floyd the Wall movie)
Far from it!! Most of the guys who see me do stuff, though, don't know about bead design trays, having never made jewelry. They really work well, and are inexpensive.
David Baillie wrote:Its good to know I'm not the only OCD dismantler out there.
hmm. looked up "collet" I think that's higher tech than this might be. Quite possible that it's just a splined shaft forced into a plastic fan with a female splined hole (don't know the words there.) if it does have a collet, it's inside the fan hole, as I can't see it.
I think what you are describing sounds like the fan collet? that goes over the axle shaft is worn and slipping under load; Probably due to the torque of starting and stopping. If it was me I would try to drill straight through and put a pin of some sort. All the way through so the load is split between two points. Its plastic so there is a good chance it breaks in the process.
Have fun, David