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    Schwinn Continental -- stumped on weird wheel problem (picture)

    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.

    Thanks,
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    Yes..you're missing parts....

    http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_an-z.html#axle read here.....
    Last edited by Thumpic; 07-03-11 at 05:46 PM.
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    For all the trouble that's worth, I'd just find a replacement 27" Japanese aluminum wheel.

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    Aluminum rims are indeed the best improvement you can make on that bike.
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    Take it to the oldest LBS in town and ask them to look through their axle nut drawer.
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    there's a joke in here about looking for old nuts in drawers but i cant think of it
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    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
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    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:
    http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikeparts/item/01-82946/

    Aluminum rim, about $36:
    http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikeparts/item/01-82964/
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    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.


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    PM sent --
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