Old rusty wheel I found but just what I needed -steel rim and threaded hub.The axle was bent-could not use-sprocket cassette rusty and all gummed up.The wheel bearings after cleaned and inspected found to be O K. I soaked sprocket cassette in varsol then relubed-removed most of the rust from rim with scouring pad and penetrating oil. I assembled with new axle-cut down wide spacer to get7/8" on left side.
There is a plate that threads on to the hub.Then sprocket bolted to the plate. Then free wheel cassette bike sprockets thread on to plate, and that's how with my system I get free wheel on same side. Here are pics of bashed up rusty thing I'm gonna use for winter wheel on my winter bike. P.S. Have to re-center the axle.
[QUOTE=silverbear;120306]Is that the reason for having a winter wheel, to protect your other seasons wheel from road salt and such? Or is the tire different. Sure doesn't look rusty in the photos. Nice job. Thanks Siverbear, yes that is the reason when it s frozen cold its o.k. but on the warm days, any bit of snow on there will melt and the little water droplets cause rust on the rim and sometimes when I neglect to wipe it down after a ride, the next day the surface rust is horrible-if not rectified quickly,it will eat right through the chrome. Where I live,very little salt is used on the raods-it;s moast of all sand.
P.S. Wish I had an air compressor - they work great for blowing away moisture. Maybe I'll get one soon after I pay my 250.00 J walking fine I'll be broke for a while but at least I'll have one and it will be about time.
The ocean air does a number on my nice shiny bolts and whatnot - I can't wait to see what road salt does... meh
ooh! I have an "extra" set of rims for my winter tires - thanks Blakenstein
oh wait... they're not black... they wont match my bike o_O Fashion victim?
You're welcome Barely awake, P.S. I saw your bike and it;s a nice one;black rims will match your bike.All the weight on mine is on the back so I need the steel rims-also need threaded hubs for my sprocket plate to mount. You seem to know alot about my system which is different from all of yours because you called a kicker and when it sometimes likes to pop, man does it ever kick. That's why I changed my idler bearing arm mounting bolt over from full threaded 3/16 over to 1/4" bushing bolt.-dont want that arm dropping off into the drive train-I'll be dog meat if that happens.