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rx8guy
02-04-2010, 03:08 AM
im new to trikes and don't really know what i am looking for as far as front wheels. i know i need to look for 14mm hubs and BMX wheels but other than that i don't know what to look for. so would these http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=28525 work? if not could somebody point me in the right direction?

Radical Brad
02-04-2010, 01:05 PM
Yes, those are the ones.

Brad

TheKid
02-04-2010, 01:19 PM
These are cheaper, plus they have a better double walled Alex DM24 rim. The only thing is it's hit or miss with the shipping time from this company. Sometimes they send immediately, sometimes it takes 2 weeks. If you have time to wait, these are the better deal. If you have a lot of time to wait, they put them up for sale for under $20 every so often.

http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=13645

rx8guy
02-05-2010, 02:29 AM
These are cheaper, plus they have a better double walled Alex DM24 rim. The only thing is it's hit or miss with the shipping time from this company. Sometimes they send immediately, sometimes it takes 2 weeks. If you have time to wait, these are the better deal. If you have a lot of time to wait, they put them up for sale for under $20 every so often.

http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=13645

i looked at those before i found the ones i was asking about. but since i live on the other side of the U.S. it would cost more in shipping than the rims cost.

rx8guy
02-08-2010, 10:29 PM
just ordered my rims. should be here in 2 days according to ups. now i just need to go get some steel tubing for the body and hack my donor bikes up

GreggyB
06-07-2010, 10:12 AM
For an upcoming trike project I have built my own tadpole trike front wheels.

The hubs are sachs 36 hole six hole disc brake hubs laced to 20" x 3/4" Velocity Razor rims.

Knock out the 10x26x7mm cartridge bearings and replace with 12x26x7mm bearings.

Make up a suitable compression tube to go over the bolt and between the bearings inside the hub.

I just happen to have two 150mm x 12mm high tensile steel bolts that used to hold the rear suspension swing arms to the chassis of my now scrapped Renault Clio :0)

Old cars are a great source of strong nuts and bolts for upcoming projects and scrap yards will let you have them for nothing most times.

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Long%20Wheel%20Based%20Lowracer/Picture081.jpg

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Long%20Wheel%20Based%20Lowracer/Picture082.jpg

If you visit Sheldon Browns website there are how to's on wheel building and finding out correct spoke length.

Building your own wheels is very relaxing and easy with new rims and hubs

But don't forget to lace them up right handed and left handed as it is important for braking purposes :punk:

GreggyB
06-07-2010, 02:11 PM
OOPs!:eek:

That bearing should be 15x26x8mm as found on ebay not 12x26x8mm, such a beast does not exist to my knowledge

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sealed-cartridge-bearing-15268-15x26x8mm-For-Halo-S-/390104384777?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item5ad4088509

I have a sleeve that fits over the bolt that the bearing inner races run on.

These days I have me a big old 1930's Colchester Triumph Lathe so I guess I could turn up 15mm axles from silver steel or something :0)