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H: Hubs, Wheels and Tyres Wheel Information

Bowes Tim

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I wondered if anyone can give me some information on re building the wheels up to standard ie 300 x 20 front and 350 x 19 in steel or stainless.

They have got at present alloy Borrani WM 1-19 record front and WM 2 - 19 rear with 1970s chromed hub flanges and with twin Black Shadow ribbed chromed drums, front and plain drums at the rear.

Any information on wheel builders/restorers/recommendations would be appreciated.

Tim
 
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Albervin

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I wondered if anyone can give me some information on re building the wheels up to standard ie 300 x 20 front and 350 x 19 in steel or stainless.

They have got at present alloy Borrani WM 1-19 record front and WM 2 - 19 rear with 1970s chromed hub flanges and with twin Black Shadow ribbed chromed drums, front and plain drums at the rear.

Any information on wheel builders/restorers/recommendations would be appreciated.

Tim
You can probably sell those alloy rims to cover the cost of some nice new steel ones. Whether you go chrome or SS is up to you but the painting adds to the costs. You need to decide also if you want the extra holes for the weights and the clamps. I would also be be very suspect of chromed brake drums!
 

Robert Watson

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You can probably sell those alloy rims to cover the cost of some nice new steel ones. Whether you go chrome or SS is up to you but the painting adds to the costs. You need to decide also if you want the extra holes for the weights and the clamps. I would also be be very suspect of chromed brake drums!
He said chrome hub flanges ---- more likely spoke flanges chromed than drums.
 

Bowes Tim

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Thank you for all the reply’s sent regarding re building my wheels, it looks like I’m going to have to sort quite a few things out.
one of my main concerns is the lack of clearance between the back of the front drums and the spokes at the hub flanges possibly only 0.001”/.002“ also the fact that the front brake drums have been chromed in the 1970s don’t know if this affects the structure of the cast drums.
The spokes are 8 swg /10 swg butted.
Thanks again
tim
 

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Jonathan Lambley

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I wondered if anyone can give me some information on re building the wheels up to standard ie 300 x 20 front and 350 x 19 in steel or stainless.

They have got at present alloy Borrani WM 1-19 record front and WM 2 - 19 rear with 1970s chromed hub flanges and with twin Black Shadow ribbed chromed drums, front and plain drums at the rear.

Any information on wheel builders/restorers/recommendations would be appreciated.

Tim
Tim,
its quite a few years ago but I used Devon Rims and had stainless wheels done, which were perfect. Here's a link to them

Cheers Jon
 

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