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Old 04-17-08, 07:06 PM   #1
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Schwinn Traveler front hub.........what are these arms?

http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/g...elerhub001.jpg

What's the function of these little brackets?

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Old 04-17-08, 07:09 PM   #2
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lawyer tabs.
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They have a name but they are a safety device which hooks onto a tab on the inside of the fork as an extra measure to prevent the front wheel from coming out in the case of someone not installing it properly.
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They are safety levers. The snap onto the fork tangs after you install the wheel, and are supposed to keep the wheel in place should your lug nuts come loose.
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They're called "lawyer lips" and are there to prevent Schwinn from being sued because some dummy didn't tighten the QR skewer.
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I got a Schwinn Traveler about a year ago, its an '86 model...it took me a while to figure out what the tabs were for...here is a picture (of an '86 Traveler) from a Schwinn cataloge that shows the tabs in place in relation to the fork:

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...986Ltwt21.html
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flip 'em around & snap 'em onto the fork as that hole rests over round head screws inserted on the inside of the blades
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