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08-07-2007, 06:55 PM
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Skate repair

Broke the steel on one of my Bauer Vapor XX. Where is the best place to get new steel and what is the cost.

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Your LHS. Cause even if you bought it cheap online, it's gonna be a pain to get the wrench to install them.

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online the runners should be 45 $ per pair i think.
do you have any tools at home? get a 1/4 inch socket drive with an elbow and an extension . it's a five minute job.i believe the socket size is 3/16". to put the nuts back on, wrap them with a single layer of electric tape so you wont drop the nut out of the socket . or magnetize the nut.

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Broke the runnner on one of my skates a couple of months ago. It was $30 for the new blade + installation at my local hockey shop.
Broke the blade on the other skate 3 weeks later, price went up to $32.

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If you can get it online it will be cheaper than your pro-shop, but you gotta wait for them to ship it to you. You also will need the 1/4" socket wrench to install it yourself. You might save a few bucks going on-line, but you might save time and frustration going to your pro-shop.
Most pro-shops will have the steel seeing as the Vapor XXs use a LS Tuuk that is still widely in use (Vapor XXX, XIX, XXXX, XXV all use it)

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Take it to the proshop. If you bought the skates at a proshop, you should have gotten a waranty, which covers the steel. The replacement steel is free in that case.

If you didn't get the skates with a warranty, take them to the pro shop anyways. They have the tools and the knowledge to fix the skates, and you won't be frustrated from trying to cram the 1/4" socket into the skate.

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Bauer and NikeBauer skates come with a one year warranty on the holder and runners (steel). If it's been less than a year since you purchased them you are definately entitled to a free replacement set.

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