24" Wheel on Schwinn Giraffe

Has anyone tried or seen a 24" wheel on a Schwinn Giraffe. My friend bought the rim for it today and we were going to pick up the spokes/nipples on sunday and try build it with the existing hub. Are there some logistics we’re missing that will cause this not to work? (not including me using a spoke wrench) :slight_smile:

matt

Re: 24" Wheel on Schwinn Giraffe

myocardial <myocardial@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Has anyone tried or seen a 24" wheel on a Schwinn Giraffe. My friend
>bought the rim for it today and we were going to pick up the
>spokes/nipples on sunday and try build it with the existing hub. Are
>there some logistics we’re missing that will cause this not to work?
>(not including me using a spoke wrench) :slight_smile:

I put a 24" wheel on my Schwinn giraffe over 20 years ago and it worked
out just fine. My original hub has 28 spoke holes, so I had to get a 28
hole rim. Just be sure you have the same number of spoke holes in both
the hub and the rim, and get the right length spokes.

Good luck!

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>

My Schwinn Giraffe has spent most of its life with the 24" wheel with no problems.

A couple threads: Giraffes Galore and more and Giraffe Wheel from 20" to 26" .

Additional pics in Four fools flounder on giraffes .