Re: [CR]When shipping, what works for a cheap hub substitute?

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot)

Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 21:36:01 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <john@os2.dhs.org>
Organization: TheCrimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]When shipping, what works for a cheap hub substitute?
References: <340517.8284.qm@web90506.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <340517.8284.qm@web90506.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Don Wilson wrote:
> Recent emails about shipping damage indicate you want a hub or a hub
> substitute between the forks and rear stays to reduce shipping
> damage. I don't want to tear down any wheels. Just buy long bolts
> with some nuts at the hardware store? If so, what diameter and length
> of bolt works best?

I just use threaded rod, nuts and washers. You can get e.g. a 6' length of threaded rod that fits in a dropout for a couple bucks at most hardware stores, washers and nuts to fit similarly cheap. Just cut a length of rod sufficient to span the gap between dropouts, install nuts/washers inside and out and you're good to go.

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John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA