Schwinn Spoke Size?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by atomicmiata, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. atomicmiata

    atomicmiata Member

    I just built my first motored bike starting with a new Schwinn Westwood model single speed cruiser. Does anyone know what gauge these spokes are? Will the stock spokes hold up to motoring stresses?


  2. flyer1

    flyer1 Guest

    rear wheel strengh

    What type of engine kit did you use? Rack or frame? Generally speaking if its a new import bike you may want to consider upgrading the rear wheel.But this seems to apply mostly to rack mount kits like GEBE or Staton.Maybe sme of the frame mount guys will chime in.I do not like the prospect of having to true rear wheels with any regularity,front wheels either....Bill
  3. atomicmiata

    atomicmiata Member

    framemount HT 70cc.
  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I think most standard bicycles have 14ga spokes. Originally, I used wheels with standard spokes and they worked fine for me. However, I needed new wheels anyway, so I bought wheels with 11ga spokes from Husky. The cost around $80 shipped and are very heavy duty...but not necessarily necessary.