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Offline bicyclerider

Building rear wheel tandem hub
« on: August 29, 2006, 01:19:48 pm »
I'm searching the forums looking for advice on building a rear wheel for a regular road bike but use a tandem hub laced to a rim. its a 700 cc tire
The regular bicycle is a lite speed firenza.
I will be pulling a bob yak trailer so I wanted a smooth rollin ride this time.
Please reply with positive information.


Jean Andre Vallery
www.bicyclejournals.net
Sarasota Florida
Jean Andre Vallery
Jacumba, California

Offline RussellSeaton

Building rear wheel tandem hub
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 07:02:04 pm »
Litespeed Firenze has 130mm rear dropout spacing.  Tandem hubs have 140, 145, 160 mm spacing.  Won't fit between the rear dropouts.  You could maybe replace the axle in a 40 or 48 hole tandem hub and get it down to 130mm width.  But 36 spoke rear wheels work fine.


Offline RussellSeaton

Building rear wheel tandem hub
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 01:09:47 pm »
Find a tandem dealer in your area, a bike shop that truely caters exclusively to tandems.  Ask them this question about replacing the long axle in a tandem hub with a 130mm one for your bike.  Or if none are within driving range, then find some on the internet and call them up and ask them to sell you a wheel built around a respaced tandem hub and 40 or 48 hole rim.


Offline Badger

Building rear wheel tandem hub
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 04:39:16 pm »
Good info, I am looking to do the same for my t2000.  Will check LBS.