It's tough to say without seeing the wheel. If you still have it, you should post a few pics.
Was the hub threaded on both sides? It occurs to me that perhaps it was threaded for a left sided drum brake, and you laced the wheel backwards? Again difficult to say without seeing it.
Have a nice weekend.
Tom HarrimanSan Francisco, Ca
> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:19:41 +0000
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> Maybe something to do with wheelchairs - Maxicar used to do a lot of
> wheelchair stuff...
> Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles
> Period bicycle frames & parts
> On 28/01/2011 22:09, nelson miller wrote:
> > Several years ago, I laced up a pair of wheels with NOS Maxi-Car hubs. Tried to put on a freewheel, and it wouldn't go.. measured it, yep, it was French diameter and pitch.. Freewheel was the same.. Upon close inspection, I discovered that the freewheel threading on the hub was left-hand thread. Any suggestions?
> > Nelson Miller // Seattle, WA // USA