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Offline Sgtbiro

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Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« on: 20 May 2020 at 18:18 »
Not being the most knowledgeable restorer in the world when i striped my Dragonfly down for restoration i did not realise there were measurements i should of taken form the wheels before dismantling them for the wheel re-builder to use to reassemble them, so dose anyone happen to know the off sets i will require to get my wheels rebuilt.

Many thanks Kevin..     

Offline EW-Ron

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Re: Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« Reply #1 on: 21 May 2020 at 01:46 »
If you don't get these served up to you on a platter, you can always rough assemble up the axles and hubs and spacers,
and figure out the centreline through them and the bike, and the chain runs. And work out any offsets from there.

I've just been doing this with an EW, since the jumble of wheels and axles and bits didn't seem to entirely match up with anything.
And they'll need relacing to get workable tyre sizes, so measuring is one thing I'm not going to omit...
Cheers.

Offline tck

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Re: Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2020 at 13:21 »
The MK series is well documented on this forum I am just having some wheels built with Alloy rims
have you done a search? there is so much information on here you only need to ask a question occasionally

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Re: Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2020 at 21:06 »
Hi guys thank you for the info you have been very helpful.
Cheers Kevin...

Offline isettaman

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Re: Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« Reply #4 on: 21 May 2020 at 21:52 »
Hi Kevin

Have a read through this thread from 2013

Douglas Dragonfly 1956 Rear Wheel Offset British Hub Brake

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Dave

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Re: Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« Reply #5 on: 24 May 2020 at 15:51 »
Cheers for the info found the threds and got the info i need.

Thanks Kevin..

Offline AndyMorgan

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Re: Dragonfly wheel rebuild
« Reply #6 on: 23 Jun 2020 at 17:58 »
I have just dismantled mine ready for painting British Hub brake and these are the measurements I took before removing the spokes

Front Drum side=10mm =3/8"
FRont Non Drum=25mm=1"
Rear Drum side=41mm=1 11/16"
Rear non Drum 44mm= 1 3/4"

Hope that helps

Cheers

Andy

 

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