Classic & Vintage - '79 Schwinn Le Tour rear hub upgrade
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01-08-12, 10:31 AM
My significant other recently bought me an indoor trainer. I did not realize I needed skewers for it. Since, the rear wheel is not sealed bearing, I am thinking about replacing the rear hub instead of buying a rear wheel. That would be more cost effective, correct? If so, how do I select the correct hub? Clearly, it is a 36 hole. Options and help please?!?! I will probably visit the lbs tomorrow as well.
01-08-12, 11:10 AM
What size would I need?
01-08-12, 11:12 AM
If I understand your question. Your rear wheel is bolted on, and the trainer requires a wheel with a quick release skewer. If that's the case, the solid axle needs to be replaced with a hollow axle and skewer. Replacing the hub is unnecessary and expensive.
01-08-12, 11:21 AM
You have answered my question and greatly appreciate it! That is excellent as I do not want to put a lot of money into this bike! So I can just goto the lbs and have them do it quickly and cheap. I would do it but we just moved a week ago and all of my tools are in storage---somewhere. Thank you.
01-09-12, 10:12 PM
I ended up getting an Alloy front and rear 27x1 1/4" wheel with quick release. Should receive by Friday.
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