The INDESTRUCTABLE spokeless wheel?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by pmarkwell, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. pmarkwell

    pmarkwell Member

    Hey Guys, I just ran across these puppies and was wondering if anyone knew anything about them. They're a bit on the spendy side, but if one is looking for the sturdiest rear wheel for a motor bike, maybe this would be the ticket.

    Also, are there other products like this available? I'm going to run a Honda GXH50 GEBE mounted system once all my parts come in and have been thinking about getting a beefier rear wheel as well.

    Anyone know where to find these wheels?
    (http://motoredbikes.com/album.php?albumid=39&pictureid=187)

    Thanks!

    Paul
     

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  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

  3. You want a tough wheel for that bike? Look no further.

    http://www.skywaywheels.com/

    Yes. It comes in red.

    You may have to rig it like Zombie's bike or get that jackshaft kit unless you know how to mount a large sprocket on the left.

    In my experience the tuff wheels I had as a teenager never warped on me.
     
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  4. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    Im not that bothered about wheels since I need a spoked wheel for the back on mine... what I have been looking for for ages is tyres.

    Im looking for a smooth tread all white tyre in 26 x 2.125 - cant find them anywhere :(

    Jemma xx
     
  5. pmarkwell

    pmarkwell Member

    ~Sigh~

    Hmm... They're all 20" wheels. That's sort of a bummer, I was hoping to find 26"ers but maybe that size of wheel would be too flimsy with those types of designs.

    $150 ain't too bad for a set up rims, however they're sold out at the time for red rims and I believe they, too, only come in 20".
    (http://www.coloredtuffs.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=3):???:

    WHY ME, LORD!? ALL I WANT IS TO BE SAFE AND COOL AT THE SAME TIME. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?????

    Paul
     
  6. pmarkwell

    pmarkwell Member

  7. pmarkwell

    pmarkwell Member

    Sorry for the successive posts, but do you think that a 20" wheel would look good on my bike? Just brainstorming here.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  8. DougC

    DougC Guest

    I can't remember right off, but if I'm remembering the same ones, they cost like $1200 each. Per wheel.

    [edit]
    here's one place, no prices listed: http://www.warlordcycles.com/choppercycles.htm

    here's another, they want $400-$700 per wheel for 26's: http://www.quickspeed.us/home.php?cat=60

    Search google for "billet bicycle wheels".
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  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Probly would look a little small on your bike. But dang that Billet Flame would look cool on my trike.
     
  10. DougC

    DougC Guest

    Also I would guess that the billet wheels aren't really all that strong, considering the amount of material in them.

    I would guess that the strongest setup would be to use 11/10g spokes, like the Worksmans or what some of the people around here have done with motorcycle spokes.

    But even doing that just shifts the weakest spot from the spokes, to the hub.

    I have a Worksman I cut up for my motorbike, and the 11g spokes are great but the hub is a regular Shimano 3-speed. The flange that the spokes hook into is no thicker than normal, and they drilled the spoke holes bigger to get the monster spokes in.... And the wheel's bearings are no bigger than usual either....
    ~
     
  11. pmarkwell

    pmarkwell Member

    Ouch, that's pricey! Thanks for the links. Don't know much about the composite wheels, but what I've seen they are FAR superior to any spoke rim. The only advantage to spoke rims, that I see, is if you want to run a stock 'happy' motor setup with the bolt-on sprocket.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I've seen is that Worksman is just indunstrial grade like husky (https://www.huskybicycles.com/index.html) that don't use any larger than 12g spokes.

    Paul
     
  12. BeachBum

    BeachBum New Member

    The flame ones aren't only 20"

    "CNC Aluminum Billet Front Wheel with Sealed Hub; Fits 20" Tires/Shrader Valves - Flame Pattern; Also Available in 24" and 26" Sizes on Special Order - Call or Email for Details"
     
  13. WOAH! That bike is a 26 inch? You know those tuff wheels come in 24 inch.

    First glance it looked like an old school schwinn.
     
  14. DougC

    DougC Guest

    I think Worksman uses 11g spokes.
    And the rims that Worksman use are a pretty retro-style too (the steel ones at least, I dunno about the aluminum ones).
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  15. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    That sucks too, because most adult bikes are 26 inch! WTF is wrong with them??? If they made the 26" they would get my business.

    Plastic rims are the best, and I will not stop until I can find a strong plastic 26 inch rim. I'm tired of warping metal rims.

    I built a 6.5HP trike with 20 inch plastic rims, and they are GREAT! Why not make a 26 inch???
     
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