A few days ago I was biking home on my orange single speed(1940s solid steel frame), from doing errends uptown. I got to the top of a hill just before my apartment. I was pedaling so good so I could coast all the way down, when all of a sudden my back wheel locked up... I got off and looked at it, just saw that the back wheel had shifted in the drop out, didnt think much of it.
After hauling the bike home 4 block on my shoulders, and sitting for 3 days, I looked closer at the hub and saw that it had completely shifted, wrecking a bearing the bearing cup. I also realized that the hub has a large crack! I didnt see it when it first happened because, i was only now able to rotate the wheel. I could probubly still use the hub, but it wont last long... I might rebuild it later on down the road, but for now, ill just be taking it apart to see the rest of the damage. In my next post ill detail what happened inside the hub, and the conclusion on what made this happen. Thanks for reading, dont forget to follow me!