Classic & Vintage - Schwinn Continental -- stumped on weird wheel problem (picture)
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07-03-11, 05:27 PM
I'm fixing a continental for a friend and have run into an extremely weird problem -- the wheel, regardless of how tighlty clamped, keeps slipping in the drop out. I pulled it off after repeated attemps to stop it, and noticed that the wheel seems to be missing spacers and a hub lock nut!!!
What the heck is this?
Anyway - the wheel axle has a notch (channel) running down it's length and none of my wheel hardward will thread onto it.
Anyone know how to fix this? I know this bike is not really worth this much effort, but I told her I'd fix the bike and I like to keep my word. ;)
07-03-11, 06:09 PM
Yes..you're missing parts....
http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_an-z.html#axle read here.....
07-03-11, 06:10 PM
For all the trouble that's worth, I'd just find a replacement 27" Japanese aluminum wheel.
Aluminum rims are indeed the best improvement you can make on that bike.
07-03-11, 08:19 PM
Take it to the oldest LBS in town and ask them to look through their axle nut drawer.
07-03-11, 08:21 PM
there's a joke in here about looking for old nuts in drawers but i cant think of it
07-03-11, 08:24 PM
Ha - I had a suspicion that going for a new wheel (rather a newer wheel) was probably the answer.
I'll try to hunt a cheap alloy 27" replacement wheel around here somewhere. Surely someone has done a 700c conversion and has one laying around.
Thanks for your help! Hopefully I can get her (my friend) rigged up soon ;)
07-03-11, 10:39 PM
I agree that hunting down wheels from someone who has done 700C conversion is a good bet. Pre-built wheels are pretty affordable, too:
Steel rim, about $28:
Aluminum rim, about $36:
07-04-11, 09:54 AM
That wheel looks nice and clean, you don't need new wheels just to get it going if you can't find the parts PM me and I will mail you out what you are missing I have a few Schwinn 27" wheels that are just sitting here taking up room. It looks like you are missing a spacer & a lock nut, New wheels VS A spacer & nut C,mon guys.
07-04-11, 06:05 PM
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