Handspun is a QBP house brand. They probably get the Alfine hubs in bulk, in an OEM package not including all the other stuff to make them work.
I've got an old Scwinn (I think) and the wheel goes in without much effort. If you had beefy chainstays it might not be so simple. I basically put my thumbs on the hub and curl my fingers around the stays and just pull it apart and slide it over. I don't have to jam anything but there is friction once it comes to moving the wheel within the dropout, but I honestly like it as it makes aligning the wheel a little easier.rodar y rodar said:Yeah, I imagine that would work pretty well too. I can`t say from first hand knowledge, but I`ve read that when the "standard" road spacing went from 120 to 126 and from 126 to 130, a lot of hubs came with beveled locknuts to make it easier to force them into the dropouts without respacing. Since my commuter had to go from 126 to 135, I went ahead and respaced- would have probably been a bit of a hassle to stretch that far every time I mounted the rear wheel. Then again, maybe not since I never tried to.