Schwinn alignment

you wrote:
>- Frame/wheel alignment (easy to get wrong with a Schwinn)

Could you describe why? I took a look at my Schwinn and I can’t see where the
design would cause any problems.

-Rick

RE: Schwinn alignment

> >- Frame/wheel alignment (easy to get wrong with a Schwinn)
>
> Could you describe why? I took a look at my Schwinn and I can’t see where the
> design would cause any problems.

Some Schwinns are better built than others. I think the newer ones are much more
precise in their construction. But still, the entire unicycle is held together
by a single bolt. If the two frame halfs are not lined up perfectly (one not
higher than the other), your wheel can be crooked. The old 1970’s Schwinn that I
converted to a MUni is really poorly made, and requires a lot of work to get it
put together straight.

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.calweb.com/~unifoss/

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RE: Schwinn alignment

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Denny, In regards to the Miyata, it sounds like a simple wheel truing problem to
me. Any good “bicycle” shop should be able to true the wheel. Mike

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My schwinns both seem to have the wheel centered in the frame… well at
least the schwinn that wasn’t run over by a truck lines up fine, but i have
a big problem with my miyatas. For half a revolution the wheel is within a
few milimeters of the left fork and the other half revolution it’s within a
few millimeters of the right fork at least on the 24"- the 20" is a little
better. Is there any trick to centering it in the forks or are my unicycles
just screwed up that way. Any help would be appreciated, otherwise i’ll
live with it.

Denny MiyataUni@aol.com

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RE: Schwinn alignment

>Denny, In regards to the Miyata, it sounds like a simple wheel truing problem
>to me. Any good “bicycle” shop should be able to true the wheel.

Try plucking the spokes. They should all ring with about the same tone. If they
don’t, your wheel is probably not true.

But, the description of the problem doesn’t sound like an out-of-true condition
to me; he said that it is close to one side of the fork at one position and then
close to the other side when the wheels are rotated 180 degress. That sounds
like a frame alignment problem to me.

I’d still take it to a bike shop. Maybe they can put the wheel on a truing
fixture and check it out.

-Rick

RE: Schwinn alignment

My schwinns both seem to have the wheel centered in the frame… well at
least the schwinn that wasn’t run over by a truck lines up fine, but i have
a big problem with my miyatas. For half a revolution the wheel is within a
few milimeters of the left fork and the other half revolution it’s within a
few millimeters of the right fork at least on the 24"- the 20" is a little
better. Is there any trick to centering it in the forks or are my unicycles
just screwed up that way. Any help would be appreciated, otherwise i’ll
live with it.

Denny MiyataUni@aol.com