Removing gears from backwheel



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Alex

Guest
Hi,

I'm wondering whether it is possible to remove the gears from the backwheel
of my mountain bike, and put the gears onto a frontwheel instead?

The reason why I'd like to do this is that my backwheel is bent, and but I
have an extra frontwheel...

regards,
Alex
 
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Zoot Katz

Guest
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 19:40:59 +0100, <[email protected]>,
"Alex" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>I'm wondering whether it is possible to remove the gears from the backwheel
>of my mountain bike, and put the gears onto a frontwheel instead?
>
>The reason why I'd like to do this is that my backwheel is bent, and but I
>have an extra frontwheel...


No. The hubs are different.

You can use the rim from your extra front wheel if it's the same
effective diameter as the bent one. That requires re lacing and truing
the wheel.
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zk
 
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psycholist

Guest
"Alex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi,
>
> I'm wondering whether it is possible to remove the gears from the

backwheel
> of my mountain bike, and put the gears onto a frontwheel instead?
>
> The reason why I'd like to do this is that my backwheel is bent, and but I
> have an extra frontwheel...
>
> regards,
> Alex
>


The answer is yes ... and no. Yes, you can remove the gear cluster
(cassette) from the rear wheel. No, you can't put it on a spare front
wheel. Well, you could, but only if you converted the front wheel to a rear
wheel by having it rebuilt with a rear hub. The hubs on the front and back
wheels are specific for each wheel. The rear hub is designed with what's
called a "freehub body" which holds all those gears.

Take your rear wheel to a bike shop. Maybe they can straighten it ... or
rebuild it without too much expense.

Good luck.

Bob C.
 
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gds

Guest
"psycholist" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> "Alex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm wondering whether it is possible to remove the gears from the

> backwheel
> > of my mountain bike, and put the gears onto a frontwheel instead?
> >
> > The reason why I'd like to do this is that my backwheel is bent, and but I
> > have an extra frontwheel...
> >
> > regards,
> > Alex
> >

>
> The answer is yes ... and no. Yes, you can remove the gear cluster
> (cassette) from the rear wheel. No, you can't put it on a spare front
> wheel. Well, you could, but only if you converted the front wheel to a rear
> wheel by having it rebuilt with a rear hub. The hubs on the front and back
> wheels are specific for each wheel. The rear hub is designed with what's
> called a "freehub body" which holds all those gears.
>
> Take your rear wheel to a bike shop. Maybe they can straighten it ... or
> rebuild it without too much expense.
>
> Good luck.
>
> Bob C.


No but you can switch the handle bars and the seat!
 
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dreaded

Guest
"gds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "psycholist" <[email protected]> wrote in message

news:<[email protected]>...
> > "Alex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm wondering whether it is possible to remove the gears from the

> > backwheel
> > > of my mountain bike, and put the gears onto a frontwheel instead?
> > >
> > > The reason why I'd like to do this is that my backwheel is bent, and

but I
> > > have an extra frontwheel...
> > >
> > > regards,
> > > Alex
> > >

> >
> > The answer is yes ... and no. Yes, you can remove the gear cluster
> > (cassette) from the rear wheel. No, you can't put it on a spare front
> > wheel. Well, you could, but only if you converted the front wheel to a

rear
> > wheel by having it rebuilt with a rear hub. The hubs on the front and

back
> > wheels are specific for each wheel. The rear hub is designed with

what's
> > called a "freehub body" which holds all those gears.
> >
> > Take your rear wheel to a bike shop. Maybe they can straighten it ...

or
> > rebuild it without too much expense.
> >
> > Good luck.
> >
> > Bob C.

>
> No but you can switch the handle bars and the seat!


i wonder if you can put a bottom bracket where the wheel hub is in the
front, put crank and pedals on it, put the rear wheel hub and cassettes
where the botton bracket is, switch the handlebars and seat and then do a
wheelie! :p
-a
 

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