Are These Wheels Any Good?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by TNtraveler, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. TNtraveler

    TNtraveler New Member

    Does anyone have any expierence with these wheels or this outfit? Will they hold up to a heavy weight with a motor?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Heavy-Duty-105G-Motorized-Bicycle-Wheels-2-125-Front_W0QQitemZ320360671795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a96fbea33&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262

    I was fixing my flat from last weekend and noticed a spoke broke and the rear wheel warped so I began looking around for something stronger.

    Also I found this device and was wondering in anyone has used it and what you think of it?

    http://www.piratecycles1.com/sprocket-and-adapter-for-micargi-36-spoke-hub-42-t3642.html


    Anyway hope I did those links right. I would appreciate any info on these wheels and the other device. Also and advice on what are the strongest most reliable wheels available would be helpful?

    Thanks!
    Tim
     

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    First, the outfit. He's on his third different EBay account name.

    Second, the wheels. Those are built already, but, if you can find a good, heavy duty double-wall alloy wheel, like the Sun Mammoth BFR, you'll be VERY happy with 'em.
     
  3. moondog

    moondog Member

    3rd time is a charm ? Over 1300 feedbacks and 100% ! Wow ! He is on a roll !

    I don't like steel rims though. Check out your local bike shop for quality wheels. The price may be lower than $99 plus shipping.
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    search revolution cycles here
    he isn't the best to do business with :(
     
  5. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    granted, the last year, he's had no reported issues, but, he apparently hasn't done that much business in the last year... Only about 200 of the 1300 are in the past year, so, there's 1100 that aren't reported in his rating.
     
  6. moondog

    moondog Member

    eBay has changed alot of rules. Sellers can't leave you a negative any more.

    Sellers could blackmail you into not leaving a negative.

    As for the wheels, I would go with this.

    http://home.roadrunner.com/~bikeparts/sprocket_adapter.htm

    Put it on a good wheel from the bicycle shop.

    Make sure the wheel has a solid axle.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2009
  7. TNtraveler

    TNtraveler New Member

    Thanks for the advice folks!
    I went by a bike shop yesterday and they were not much help. They didnt want to talk about parts only selling a new bike. When I told them I had a motor on my bike the kid said we cant help you. You would need a 6 or 8 gauge spoke for that. I asked what was the largest he had and he said 12 .

    Oh and I like that sprocket adapter I think I will order one if they are in my price range!

    Anyway does anyone know anything about these folks?

    http://http://www.bicyclesports.us/industrial_bicycle__wheels__industrial_bicycle_tires.htm


    Tim
     
  8. possenti

    possenti Member

    100 bucks is a little pricey isn't it?
     
  9. that seller is a really shady guy
     
  10. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Before you do, Tim, check out creative engineering. (edit - as moondog previously mentioned...)

    It looks like piratecycles is buying 'em from creative engineering. (He's definitely using creative engineering's photo!)
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
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