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Title: TS Wheel
Post by: ste on 01 Mar 2011 at 09:15
I'm looking for a front wheel for my 1924 TS project. Surely, someone out there has a 26" wheel they would part with.
Title: Re: TS Wheel
Post by: Chris on 01 Mar 2011 at 15:00
Hi Ste
   Invariably wheels as bought are only good as a pattern. The rims will be rusty and pitted, the hub will require complete renovation even if it is salvageable. So your best bet is to buy a new rim from the VMCC, a replica hub from the LDMCC pre-war spares section and a set of spokes from one of the numerous wheel specialists. If you are not able to build the wheel yourself the wheel specialists will do it for you. All the better if you can find an original hub but that will generally require at least skimming polishing and re-nickel plating and new balls assuming the cups and cones are OK. The Club replica hubs with modern sealed bearings come complete with spindle and nuts. Pilot holes are provided which require enlarging to suit the spoke gauge chosen and countersinking. Polishing and nickel plating are also required to make a concours job. You can get the spoke lengths from the rear wheel as they are the same. Spares from The LDMCC are only available to members. The VMCC will supply rims to anyone except to North America. Chris.
Title: Re: TS Wheel
Post by: graeme on 01 Mar 2011 at 22:34
There is a mob making rims in NZ - Christchurch I think, someone on the forum will know the name I'm sure. I've seen their rims and they are very high quality indeed.
Title: Re: TS Wheel
Post by: oily bloke on 02 Mar 2011 at 06:49
This might be the outfit you are looking for;

http://www.vintagerims.com/Beaded_Edge_Vintage_Rims.html

Good luck.
Title: Re: TS Wheel
Post by: ste on 03 Mar 2011 at 03:42
Thanks for the advice Chris. I know where I can get a new rim made, at not a bad cost.  It would be nice to see the frame on a pair of wheels at some stage.
Thanks again.
Stephen


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Title: Re: TS Wheel
Post by: ste on 03 Mar 2011 at 03:44
Many thamks for that.
I've rung them and got a quote.

Regards,
Stephen



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Title: Re: TS Wheel
Post by: ste on 03 Mar 2011 at 03:45
Many thanks, I've got in touch with them.
Stephen


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