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    '79 Schwinn Le Tour rear hub upgrade

    Hello,
    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.
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    2011 Flying Pig Marathon-3:40 (on Twisted Ankle)
    2010 Columbus Half Marathon-1:34
    2010 Flying Pig Marathon-4:30

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    What size would I need?
    Marathon Runner taking up Biking:
    2011 US Air Force Marathon--9/16/2011
    2011 Flying Pig Marathon-3:40 (on Twisted Ankle)
    2010 Columbus Half Marathon-1:34
    2010 Flying Pig Marathon-4:30

    Road Bike:
    Frosty Blue 1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV

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    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.

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    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.
    Marathon Runner taking up Biking:
    2011 US Air Force Marathon--9/16/2011
    2011 Flying Pig Marathon-3:40 (on Twisted Ankle)
    2010 Columbus Half Marathon-1:34
    2010 Flying Pig Marathon-4:30

    Road Bike:
    Frosty Blue 1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV

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    I ended up getting an Alloy front and rear 27x1 1/4" wheel with quick release. Should receive by Friday.
    Marathon Runner taking up Biking:
    2011 US Air Force Marathon--9/16/2011
    2011 Flying Pig Marathon-3:40 (on Twisted Ankle)
    2010 Columbus Half Marathon-1:34
    2010 Flying Pig Marathon-4:30

    Road Bike:
    Frosty Blue 1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV

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