What to do about my Wheel?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by stephen115, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. stephen115

    stephen115 New Member

    The bearings on the rear wheel on my schwinn stingray chopper are busted and i need a new one. I can't find a decent priced wheel in my area and the ones on ebay are way too much. so my questions are, should I find a new read hub, if I can and just swap them? or are there other wheels that will fit the schwinn stingray choppers? keep in mind I have a 5hp engine on my bike and am curently in the process of getting it all to work so i need something that will hold up.(the stock wheel held up find to an extent). mostly just keeping my options open and seeing whats out there. All opinons are welcome.

    Thanks you
    SJ
     

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  3. stephen115

    stephen115 New Member

  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    That was just showing you that bearings are replaceable. My suggestion (I have both types of choppers) is to call a bicycle shop and ask if they have bearings for YOU'RE bike. Bearings are not expensive.
    Brass ring? on what page....?

    Whole rear wheel...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190616451308+&item=190616451308
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280744477254+&item=280744477254
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  5. Blake

    Blake New Member

    What only smashed bearrings??? ........big deal........It could very well be that the reason you're smashing bearings all the time is because those TYPE of chopper bikes are not built to take a 5hp. .....thats allot of weight. It's really good to see that those WHEELS are tough enough to handle it.

    I have a REAR MOUNT 48cc chain drive system and I'm always checkin them,I have not had to replace them yet. I keep always keep a couple of 100 brand new spare ones pluss I also have tons of used good ones common out of my ears.

    When you replace them, make sure that u clean out the inside of the hub where they go,and do taht really well, clean everythiong super well .
    What I like to do is soak them in a little 90wt gear oil...athen I coat the hubs with new clean grease and the outer cones... then when I insert the bearsings I pour the tiny little bit of oil left in with the system.
     
  6. stephen115

    stephen115 New Member

    The bearings went out before I put the motor on.

    SJ
     
  7. Cavi Mike

    Cavi Mike Member

    I'm not sure where brass came from but there is no brass anywhere on any wheel. Just get new wheel bearings and re-pack with heavy grease, preferably real wheel bearing grease(for a car).
     
  8. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    I don't know about any brass ring in an o.c.c. rear wheel.
    Brass is too soft for any kind of bicycle wheels innards.
     
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