Vision Rear Wheel surprise

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Bill B, Mar 24, 2003.

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  1. Bill B

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    I still have the original rear wheel that came on my 98 R40 Dual susp which I no longer have. The
    wheel was upgraded early to a higher end wheel [R44 I think]. I was thinking about using the free
    hub on my home built as a jack shaft. I took off the cluster and noticed the leading spokes looked
    funny.Looked closer and it looks like whoever built the wheel used a ball pean hammer to flatten out
    the leading spokes right at the hub flange [elbow of the spokes]Since the wheel had less than 20 to
    30 miles on it I shudder at the thought of wheel failure if I had kept the bike and original wheel.
    Don't know if this is an isolated incidence but thought I would pass this along to Vision Owners
     
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