Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    48cm gitane reynolds 501 road bike; 1992 specialized rockhopper with slicks
    Posts
    59
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    skinny dropouts, need wheel

    I have an old schwinn that initially had a 126mm OLN rear hub in the rear dropouts. For some reason, the dropouts now are measuring at 114mm, and the 126mm wheel I have (converted to a single speed freewheel) is not going in for love or money.

    Anyone know where I can get a 27" wheel with OLN of 114mm? I know some single speed wheels have a 110mm, but that's cutting it pretty tight, depending on whether it's a QR or not.

  2. #2
    Senior Member cnnrmccloskey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Portland Oregon
    My Bikes
    '82 Giante super challange, 70 Gitane Tour de France, GT Gutterball
    Posts
    745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds to me like it was impacted (or maybe stepped on while on its side?) and the frame is no longer in alignment, going for a skinnier rear hub is not the answer, assuming this is a steel bike you can cold set the frame back to where it should be, its not hard heres an excelent guide http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html, except use the string trick to determine how out of alignment it is first to figure out where you need to make the most significant changes.

    EDIT: also as far as I know 110 is extinct, although now that I think about it I'm pretty sure 114 was used on 3-4 speeds, also extinct though, if the frame is actualy 114 and not just out of alignment, cold setting to 120(if your going SS) would still be my suggestion
    Quote Originally Posted by Braden1550 View Post
    Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

    You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

  3. #3
    Insane Bicycle Mechanic Jeff Wills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    other Vancouver
    Posts
    6,708
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cnnrmccloskey View Post
    EDIT: also as far as I know 110 is extinct, although now that I think about it I'm pretty sure 114 was used on 3-4 speeds, also extinct though, if the frame is actualy 114 and not just out of alignment, cold setting to 120(if your going SS) would still be my suggestion
    +1. Those old Schwinn frames came in 110mm OLD (coaster brake), 118mm (internal hub), and 120mm (derailleur). It's not a big deal to tweak the frame for different widths- the frames are heavy-gauge steel and will accept almost endless "cold-setting". Just pull the stays apart until they stay set at the correct width, adjust so they're even side-to-side, and align the dropouts. A good bike shop should be able to handle this if you don't want to.
    Jeff Wills

    All my bikes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •