Old 06-21-13, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I like this. And re-dishing part may not be needed.

This is the type of project a noob can figure out on his own, once set in that direction, thereby leading him down the slippery slope of C&V DIY perdition. Bwahahahaha!

I'd take the wheel to my LBS, not to have them do the job, but to ask them if they would sell me some old spacers to make it work. The time I actually did this, they gave them to me for free. (It didn't hurt that I bought a tube, patch kit, tire levers and a mini-pump from them earlier that week It's the kind of older LBS that has little boxes of stuff like this on hand, in case they ever have to work on older bikes.

It's an easy fix, and you're lucky;the freewheel probably hasn't threaded extra firm enough to need two boys and a man to wrench it off!

Use cyclotoine's idea; just put a 1mm keyed washer under the outer locknut and re-adjust the hub, then thread the FW back on. A touch of elbow grease to drop the wheel in, and voila!

Here's some classic bike mechanic porn for inspiration...

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