My Elizabeth wheel has been moved so many times in the last 12 years that its wheel is very wobbly. The spokes are very loose and there is a wide gap (around 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch) in the center of the wheel where the spokes go in. Could you give some suggestions of what and what not to do to repair it?

It’s a relatively simple repair job. Remove the crank, prise open the hub so it’s in 2 pieces but make a mark so you can put the spokes back in the same holes. Use regular wood glue on the spokes and hub and glue it back together clamping it with 2 G clamps. Leave the crank through the hub so the hole remains aligned but remove it and clean out the hole for the hub pin before the glue dries. Check if possible that the rim and crank are at right angles so the wheel will run true. If this is unsuccessful a replacement wheel can be ordered from your local Ashford dealer.

Jan 12, 2017 | Posted by in | Comments Off on My Elizabeth wheel has been moved so many times in the last 12 years that its wheel is very wobbly. The spokes are very loose and there is a wide gap (around 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch) in the center of the wheel where the spokes go in. Could you give some suggestions of what and what not to do to repair it?