[CR]Bayliss-Wiley Hub question

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Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 19:08:03 +0200
From: "Amir Avitzur" <avitzur@013.net>
To: Classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
cc: Philip Easton <sybaspex@tcsn.net>
cc: Neil Foddering
cc: Bruce Robbins
cc: Michael Butler
cc: Philip Easton
Subject: [CR]Bayliss-Wiley Hub question

I'm trying to fit a Bayliss-Wiley single-sided freewheel hub on my Hobbs. The rear dropouts spacing on the frame is 114 mm, but the outer locknut spacing on the hub (after adding a spacer on the freewheel side) is 118 mm..

I tried spreading the stays, but the best I could do was get them to 115 mm.

B-W hubs have unique cones that are quite wide. That's fine on the freewheel side, but a "problem" on the other side. 3 or 4 mm could easily be trimmed on the left cone without affecting its functionality.

Anybody ever done this, or found a work-around? Anybody have a spare B-W rear cone?

Amir Avitzur
R"G, Israel