I need a wheel builder

azbill

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I am looking for some one who can lace (normal 36spoke) a schwinn stingray 20x4 rim to a regular free-wheeling hub for a trike I am trying to build
this will need custom spoke lengths hopefully 12 or 14 gauge
pics are parts I need built
...I actually need 2 of these (it's a trike !)

tried a local wheel guy and he freaked when the bike shop told him it was to be motorized like he thought it was gonna be a harley or something haha

any leads in the right direction would be appreciated



Bill
 


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Blaze

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If it's just freewheel you want, save yourself some time and money, and "un-brake" your hubs. You can disable the coaster brakes from inside the hub and convert them over to freewheel hubs. It might cost you about a dollar to do both wheels. All you need is a couple washers.

Here is a link to the web site that I learned this from: http://www.wtlw.net/ff/suntour/ . I actually tested this (using the exact instructions from that web site) and it works great. You won't need your brake arm anymore, either. It will work exactly like a freewheeling hub, only you won't have that clicking noise. It will just be perfectly silent when you coast.
 

azbill

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more info

Its not just free-wheel I need
The trike rims have 3 holes that the axle locks into (welded flange on axle)
I need the smaller hubs so they fit axle but want to use the kick-a** rims and big tires for coolness factor and have already widened trike rear-end to fit wider schwinn frame (had to cut approx 1" out of each side and reweld back together)
will post pics when I get chance
Bill
 

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Blaze

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That makes sense. That's going to look really cool when you get done. I've never seen a trike with chopper tires on the back.
 


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retro_racer

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Needs to know

AZ were did you get the hubs for your bike? I've been looking into building a 3 wheeler myself. Or better yet what are they fore?I noticed the rear section of your trike looks like a standard 3 wheeler.Is it?
Thanks Rod
 

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the trike and hub belong to azvinnie
I was asking about them because he wasn't a member yet
any other trike questions should go to him
 

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locoWelder

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dude if you get the time drive down here and i'll teach you how to lace .... just bring a 12 pack of diet pepsi and ice...
 

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OldPete

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locoWelder said:
dude if you get the time drive down here and i'll teach you how to lace .... just bring a 12 pack of diet pepsi and ice...
Take him up on it. :smile:
Learn to lace. I use a dial indicator and do wheels in the frame or fork. A long straight edge, like a length of aluminum channel is used for rear wheel off-set (dishing). A good thread cutting die along with the use of Rapid-Tap will permit you to use what spokes are at hand.

Must have book imho.
The Art of Wheelbuilding by Gerd Schraner, ISBN # 0-9649835-3-2

EDIT: Those new to wheel building should not use aluminum nipples because they are not as durable to wrenching as brass nipples.
 

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thanks for the offer and tips loco and pete :D :D :D
that project is over, but , if I get the chance to go to quartzite, I will bring the dp :lol: :lol: :lol:
 


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