[CR]Help with H--E rear wheel


Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 13:18:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <007d01c7e74c$880c0b90$6401a8c0@DELL>
Subject: [CR]Help with H--E rear wheel

I just received this Hi-E wheelset, outed on the list recently. There was some confusion about the rear spacing, but it turns out to be 130mm as the revised listing said. I bought this wheelset on the blind faith that I could adjust the rear spacing, which may have been optimistic. Did Hi-E use threaded end pieces like Phil Wool to set the spacing? Will Phil or Mavic or others work? Any suggestions about how to convert the rear to 126 or 122? Also, the rear bearings seem tight, but I seem to recall some horror stories about how difficult it is to change Hi-E bearing. Can someone give me some info on replacing, adjusting or lubricating the bearings?

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Big Spring, TX