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Offline donnh

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1919 4HP (The Mummy) Wheel Rebuild Questions
« on: 06 May 2020 at 16:10 »
Thanks for all the help with the hubs. It looks like mine are usable so now I can move on to spokes, rims and tires. In searching for tires 26 X 2 1/2, I'm only finding clincher. For example: https://www.universaltire.com/26x2-1-2-coker-m-c-black-button-tire-cl.html
Similar for the rim: https://www.universaltire.com/vintage-rims/clincher-rims/26-x-2-1-2-mc-clincher-rim.html
Here in the US it seems like I can have Buchanans custom make the spokes and build the wheels. http://www.buchananspokes.com/

Maybe I shouldn't be adverse to clincher rims and it doesn't seem like I have a choice. Does this sound like a good way to go?
Thanks
Donn


Offline graeme

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Re: 1919 4HP (The Mummy) Wheel Rebuild Questions
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2020 at 06:03 »
Hi Donn
Clincher (or beaded edge in most of the world) wheels are what was fitted to all motorcycles until the late 1920s, so there are thousands of bikes getting around still with these wheels and tyres fitted. So long as you pump them up to a decent pressure, around 40 psi, they are fine.
Cheers, Graeme