Wheel Master Wheel Came in!

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Large Filipino, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Oh man. This is the last wheel Cronus will ever have. Bar none.
    It came with a cassette. My bad. No big deal though. Chain still laces up but it gave me a perfect excuse to take it to the local bike shop.
    Dude was like "NO WAY LET ME SEE THAT!!" He picks it up and says it's not even heavy at all. And this is a seasoned roadie bike mechanic. I tell him the Wheel Master makes these wheels for us big guys. He tells me he gets bent rims come in all the time and that wheel would put him out of business!
    I can in fact get a single sprocket any number of teeth apparently they have a kit but for now it's cool.
    Take a look at the pics. That one pic shows you four wheels I have ruined since riding my bikes. Two from Cronus. Two from MOOP One. Broken spokes. Money spent on buying new rims. That original black rim from Cronus was trued twice at 20 bucks a shot till the shop tells me the rim is too heavily bent and I start buying rims.
    Basically what I'm saying is that for what the wheel master charges you for his wheels you are saving yourself a lot of headaches. And money too.
    I'll bookmark this thread and let you all know how this wheel is turning out,but right away I think this is nearly indestructible.
    Just LOOK at those spokes!!! It's even thicker than the back wheels on my Worksman Trike! (Buggy Bike)
    I went for a ride on the Buggy Bike today and it was pretty cold out. Got back about an hour ago. Drank some hot chocolate. I'll get that 48 tooth swapped out from the wheel that's on Cronus now. It's bent as well and wasn't even the right rim for the bike. It's a 26.1 something designed for thin tires. One bump and the rim bends.
    I'll post more pics of Cronus with the wheel installed soon.

    THANK YOU WHEEL MASTER!! YOU RULE!!!!
     

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I guess I'd feel pretty secure riding on something like that.

    good score. have fun
     
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Wow! the difference is so great I have to laugh at the old rims. Cronus will be whistling a new tune. :whistling:
     
  4. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Man, them spokes look like clothesline! Nice work.
     
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes -- looks super strong

    reminds me of a small motor cycle wheel -- I never did bend one of those THINGS

    got someTHING going on for sure now as you ride that THING
     
  6. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    He does build sturdy wheels...
     
  7. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Really good Large....the piece of mind u get from riding something that's concidered totally unnecessary is priceless.
    Unnecessary for whom.............VERY necessary for me.
    With Cronus and MOOP how were u breaking spokes & bending rims;the terrain?

    BTW....Jemma would love that for her GEBE.
     
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    He do make some nice wheels, don't he. I occasionally think about having him make front wheels for my trike, just to match the one he made for the back.
     
  9. Just regular riding. I've only had spokes actually break on one wheel but on the other wheels just regular riding loosens them enough to bend them.
    My weight is also a big factor I would say.

    I won't be riding Cronus till it warms up. It's the Buggy Bike this winter so I can't yet let you all know yet how it's holding up.
     
  10. Nice work! What gauge spokes?
     
  11. fritztownboardtrack

    fritztownboardtrack New Member

    Thanks for the info - definately post your actual results!

    What did you have to pay for that?
     
  12. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    They're 10 gage spokes. Used on light motorcycles, I believe.

    The Wheelmaster has a thread in the Vendor's forum.
     
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