Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Tandem Cycling
Reload this Page >

Schwinn Twinn Deluxe Rear Wheel Help

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

Schwinn Twinn Deluxe Rear Wheel Help

Old 05-17-19, 06:54 AM
  #1  
TheRealMPG
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1

Bikes: 1973 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Schwinn Twinn Deluxe Rear Wheel Help

I have almost wrapped up the restoration of my grandparent's 73 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe. I am now attempting to fit the rear wheel back on the frame and I am having difficulty getting it centered in the dropouts, as well as under the rear fender. I Have the Atom rear hub and the 5-gear freewheel on it as well. The wheel seems to be true and not bent either. What is bothering me is that I have an extra washer left over and I am worrying that I did not install the rear wheel axle hardware in the correct order.

Does anyone happen to have an exploded diagram of the rear wheel hardware (washers, lock washers, spacers, etc) and how they are supposed to be installed to get the rear wheel centered properly? A picture would definitely be worth a thousand words in this case, as I can not remember the order of the components! I did take pictures, but for some reason, never got close enough pics of the rear wheel hardware order (mistake, I know).

If any of you on here could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
TheRealMPG is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 03:41 PM
  #2  
LV2TNDM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 302

Bikes: Cannondale tandems: '92 Road, '97 Mtn. Mongoose 10.9 Ti, Kelly Deluxe, Tommaso Chorus, Cdale MT2000, Schwinn Deluxe Cruiser, Torker Unicycle, among others.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TheRealMPG View Post
I have almost wrapped up the restoration of my grandparent's 73 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe. I am now attempting to fit the rear wheel back on the frame and I am having difficulty getting it centered in the dropouts, as well as under the rear fender. I Have the Atom rear hub and the 5-gear freewheel on it as well. The wheel seems to be true and not bent either. What is bothering me is that I have an extra washer left over and I am worrying that I did not install the rear wheel axle hardware in the correct order.

Does anyone happen to have an exploded diagram of the rear wheel hardware (washers, lock washers, spacers, etc) and how they are supposed to be installed to get the rear wheel centered properly? A picture would definitely be worth a thousand words in this case, as I can not remember the order of the components! I did take pictures, but for some reason, never got close enough pics of the rear wheel hardware order (mistake, I know).

If any of you on here could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
The lack of washer and your description indicate you reassembled the axle cones and spacers incorrectly. The left side of most cup and cone hubs will only have the cone and locknut. MAYBE one thin washer between them and that's it. All the other spacers would be on the right side of the axle to provide spacing for the freewheel. You shouldn't need an original diagram to reassemble correctly. The ultimate goal is to result with a properly dished wheel at the end. This, of course, assumes that the wheel was properly dished from the outset. If you did not have spacing issues between the seat and chainstays prior to disassembly, then we can assume the wheel was properly dished.

So it's just a matter of reassembling the washers, spacers and locknuts on the correct sides to result with a wheel that fits in the frame. If you had a dishing tool, it would be easier to confirm correct dish when reassembling the parts. But there aren't THAT many permutations, so getting it back together properly shoudn't be that hard. Again, as I said, start with just a cone and locknut on the left side and put everything else on the right side to see if that results with proper dish. That said, if you end up with two identical thin washers on the right side, I'd assume one of them should go on the other side to sit between the cone and locknut. (And just to be clear, all of this should be done WITHOUT the axle bolts in the mix. Set them aside, they're only used to hold the wheel on the dropouts (which raises a point - be sure you didn't accidentally include one or both of them by mistake). Also, you should confirm that the final spacing between the hub locknuts matches the frame dropout spacing. If not, then you've misplaced the proper parts or added ones.

I hope this clarifies you situation and solution to the problem.
LV2TNDM is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bill
Road Cycling
9
06-16-18 05:10 AM
Phillyfan
General Cycling Discussion
18
06-29-13 09:54 PM
triumph.1
General Cycling Discussion
7
08-26-11 07:01 PM
xcmcvey
Road Cycling
7
10-03-06 06:52 AM
sillygirl
Road Cycling
11
04-19-05 06:28 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.