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Old 01-10-21, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
I`m not sure if I should try this folder, or the Mechanics folder?
I have a 86' Schwinn Passage.
Whenever I have to take the front tire off, it just pops on and off, no problems.

But when I have to remove the rear tire, I have to give it a good pull to get it off.
And putting it back on is almost impossible! It`s like the opening on the tire is bigger than the opening on the bikes frame!
I almost have try to pull and the frame and try to get the wheel in the slot at the same time. Which you can`t do unless you have four hands.
It`s like the seat stays and chain stays need to be pulled apart?
Has the original rear wheel been replaced at some point? Sounds like it. Back in the time of 5-speed rear clusters, spacing between the dropouts was 120mm. When 6- and 7-speed became common, dropouts spacing increased to 126mm. Then 8-speed on up call for 130mm spacing. Mtn bike rear wheels (and some touring bikes) have 135mm spacing. Measure your dropouts, and measure your rear hub from locknut to locknut. See how they compare.
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