Douglas - For Sale Items

Douglas 1913 Model P motorcycle

Douglas - Wanted Items

Douglas 1915 3 Spd-Gearbox and Clutch

Support & How to Join

Side Panel Notices

Quick Comments

Reminders, links to interesting topics, bump your own topic, quick comments or any short message of interest to members. Try it out!
Please note - 500 character current limit


Dave

Today at 01:04:34
Welcome to the new site!

Recommended viewing for a fast start...
 - Quick Tour of the Front Page
 - Quick Tour of the new Attachments

Please see the bottom post in this topic for more info.

Spoke numbers

Started by MRD, 04 Dec 2010 at 13:09

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

MRD

Hi All
I have been wondering about early type wheel hubs on the 2 3/4hp models.
I know that there was a change from Chater Lea hubs to Douglas hubs circa 1913 - 1914.
But did the early Douglas hubs have 36 spoke holes like the Chater Lea or did they have 40 holes like the later Douglas hubs.
Regards        Martin

Chris

Hi Martin
     The Chater Lea hubs on my early Douglas have 36 spokes in the rear wheel and only 32 in the front wheel. Incidentally the CW model with 'C' Section Rims has only 36 spokes in both wheels while every other of my Douglas models from 1916 to 1957 has 40 spokes in each wheel.  Chris.

magoo39

Quote from: MRD on 04 Dec 2010 at 13:09
Hi All
I have been wondering about early type wheel hubs on the 2 3/4hp models.
I know that there was a change from Chater Lea hubs to Douglas hubs circa 1913 - 1914.
But did the early Douglas hubs have 36 spoke holes like the Chater Lea or did they have 40 holes like the later Douglas hubs.
Regards        Martin
Hi Martin
My 1911 Douglas with Charter Lea hubs has 40 spokes on the rear wheel and 32 on the front