possible indistructible wheel

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by SlicerDicer, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    looks pretty beafy, but I don't see anywhere to put a freewheel
    no axle either
    but I think it's a nice strong wheel
  3. I wonder if those would fit on my trike.... I don't really want to pay to have my rear wheels relaced to 12ga at $25 a pop, but these suckers sure would last, probably zero maintenence required.

    They sure are heavy though 10lbs a piece! :shock:
  4. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    azkronic, threaded bolt through the axel then bolt on the sprocket.. Freewheel is not needed I will not have pedals.

  5. DougC

    DougC Guest

    From what I've seen of these things, it's a bad idea:
    ...the rim usually isn't made properly to allow using rim brakes,
    ...the spokes are often welded at the rim--no means to adjust or true or replace,
    ...the bearings are not always easily replaceable, when these wheels go bad you normally just toss the whole wheel and buy another.
    If you want bomb-proof spokes, maybe you could buy some spokes+nipples from Worksman and then drill out a hub and rim to accept them.

    You could just buy a whole Worksman wheel of course, but having one I would say the braking options are not that great--the (front) drum brake doesn't seem to work real well, even after cleaning. The rear coaster brake stops, but not real hard. The edges of the Worksman rims are rolled instead of flat, preventing you from using regular rim brakes on them.

    ...Alternately you could get some disk-brake hubs and drill them out and use them with Worksman rims and spokes.
  6. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Not sure if it would work very good on a bike.

    Have you guys checked out what Nothern Tool Supply has to offer us gear heads???

    I was looking at one of their catalogs at work a month or so ago and they have EVERYTHING you'd need to make a screamin' MotoredBike! The engines are cheap too.


    They have a bunch of clutches, jack shafts, chain, throttles, etc... etc...
  7. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    I am going to be getting all my parts from elsewhere but yes they have good stuff. I just do not like the price :sad:

    I can find the things cheaper :evil:

    I guess I will just go with the monster rear tire like boonie bike style :shock: foot brake with band brake. I will be using a normal front brake for bicycle and tire.

    Although I really have no idea what I want to do with the back tire honestly.
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool: Looks like good wheels for a sidecar used to carry cargo or adults. i'm trying to design/build one to carry ALL the picnic gear in one load. those wheels and tires claim to have 150-200lb. capacity. :shock:
  9. sojudave

    sojudave Guest

  10. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    They have torque converters too! If I decide to go the "big inch" route, I will probably be doing all my shopping there.
  11. sojudave

    sojudave Guest

    would a bicycle frame be able to support that type of speed and would we be able to stop? I would think that getting an old motorcycle frame might be better. At 160cc you're looking at anywhere between 55-65mph depending on the sprocket ratio.
  12. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    The one I would build would. :p
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    yes, i believe brutus could safely handle 50mph.

    with more speed and weight than with a "happy time" , tho, i'd feel better with a front brake to enhance the coaster :shock:

    the plain steel wheels dan hooked me up with are just as good an option as those wheels, imo.
  14. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    I am looking at doing a beast of a tire. Here is one of the ideas I am having. Not that large though here would be one ebay # 4637997770


    I am also thinking of doing the transmission arm. I just need to know how to explain that a bit better if somebody can. Such as how do I get it to jump between the steps?

    The backend will need to be rebuilt but thats fine. :evil:

    It wont be a bicycle when I am done though I am afraid.. It will just be what was once a bicycle :shock: