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Rhoades Car (4 Wheel bicycle)
Can anybody help me please? I recently purchased a used Rhoades Car Bike that I thought I would fix up. The problem is I'm missing a wheel/rim. I cannot find a 20" rim with a 3/4" bearing? ( the shaft the rim rides on is 3/4". ) The company charges a very expensive price for a new rim, and I was hoping to find a used one for now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 19, 2011 10:55 AM
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JohnV Offline
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RE: Rhoades Car (4 Wheel bicycle)
Have you tried looking at some of the recumbent manufacturer's web sites? That looks like the same wheel that they use on their bikes, although I am not sure of the bearing size.

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Jul 19, 2011 03:38 PM
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GreenSteam Offline
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Rhoades Car Problems & Quality Issues
How is it going with your Rhoades Car?

I recently bought a new modified Rhoades Car 4-seater and have had a litany of problems with it.

Among them:
  • Broken drive sprocket;
  • Broken frame connector;
  • Wheels folding under load;
  • Axle bearing failure.

Hopefully your experience has been better than mine.
Jun 25, 2012 12:15 PM
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