new Coker wheelset came today

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by James_Potter, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. James_Potter

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    I got my new coker wheelset today, the airfoil rim with the unicycle.com
    extra wide hub.
    I just finished switching the tube and tire, with no problem, but
    trying to fit the wheel into the frame it just won't fit!! I've heard
    its supposed to be a tight fit, but I'm sure that I remember people
    have fit the unicycle.com extra wide hub into the standard coker
    frame.
    how?


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  2. James_Potter

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    after searching I discovered some threads that said you do need a wider
    frame...but one also said you could bend the frame to get it wider. so
    I did. and it fit!! so its all good.


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  3. Man, what did you bend it with? was it that easy?


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  4. Man, what did you bend it with? was it that easy?


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  5. James_Potter

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    it wasn't hard...I put it on the floor and put my foot on top of one
    fork to hold that side down, then pulled the other fork up with my hand
    gently. I miiight not have done it enough though, because I think I
    can hear the spoke hitting the frame when it goes around.


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  6. harper

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    Michael-

    You did it correctly it just that the spoke flanges stickout a bit and
    scape the frame. The photos to the fix that I did for exactly the same
    thing are 'HERE IN MY GALLERY.' (http://tinyurl.com/b3xcn). I will
    search for the thread that describes the procedure for dimpling the
    frame tubes to allow clearance of the spoke flanges.


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    'Here's the link to the thread.'
    (http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40585) Sorry it took
    so long. That search feature is a real bear to use. What are the
    timestamp differences in the posts?


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    'Here's the link to the thread.'
    (http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40585) Sorry it took
    so long. That search feature is a real bear to use. What are the
    timestamp differences in the posts?


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  9. flyer

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  10. I went through the same exact process that you just went through:

    1. Oh my God... it doesn't fit!!! Now what? Do I need a new custom
    frame or something???
    2. I skipped the searching the forum step and went straight to #3
    3. I guess I'll try to bend it myself. I used the same exact technique
    you described (I guess great minds think alike :) - and/or we both lack
    proper tools and/or we're both lazy and/or we both wanted an
    expeditious solution!)

    Guess what? I have a spoke that rubs against the frame on every
    revolution, too. I was a bit concerned about it at first and it rather
    annoyed me, but my laziness in trying to fix an insignificant problem
    and lack of available time overpowered my OCD. The worst I can imagine
    happening is that the one spoke may lose a fraction of a millimeter of
    its diameter in that one spot where it hits the frame... but it would
    be negligible so I don't think it will affect your riding or matter in
    any way.

    I found it amusing that we both went through the same process and we
    both had the same concerns. I wouldn’t worry about it… go out and ride
    and enjoy yourself.

    Congratulations on the upgrade. Now you’ll be able to attempt whatever
    you want on your Coker! It may take a short while for you to get used
    to the increased width hub/lighter weight/enhanced maneuverability,
    though. Have fun!


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