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Offline Red

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« on: 20 Jun 2021 at 09:58 »
Can anyone help with the following enquiry the club has received:-

Could you help identify a wheel I believe is a 1924 rear but now have my doubts? I have photos to better explain but it is essentially a 21"x1.6" 40 spoke half hub with a 5 1/2" drum brake and x4 pattern spokes. Photos attached.

Thanks, Roy







Images converted to linked files - Dave, 21Jun21
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Offline eddie

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Re: Help
« Reply #1 on: 20 Jun 2021 at 10:57 »
If it's 1924, then it isn't Douglas. The first Douglas drum brakes were on the 1926 EW (with the spokes laced into the back of the brake drum - caused problems when the spokes broke and dropped into the 'drum!).

  Regards,
                 Eddie.

P.S.   I would also guess that the wheel has been incorrectly spoked - X3 is the usual pattern - maybe the builder was just using up some available spokes!!
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Offline Hamwic

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Re: Help
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jun 2021 at 14:48 »
I think that could be from an Ariel Colt? I have used the drum from one of these to repair/remake a 40T rear drum/sprocket for a New Imperial, which also used 5 1/2" drums. The earlier ones are a one-piece casting, and I think the later ones are pressed up.

Cheers for now
Doug

Offline EW-Ron

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Re: Help
« Reply #3 on: 20 Jun 2021 at 23:01 »
That has no provision for a sprocket attachment, so it has to be a front wheel.
It also has ball bearings, not tapered rollers, so not Douglas EW or similar ?

Thats the chap on ebay.
Someone may have pointed out that that can't be Douglas

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Re: Help
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jun 2021 at 09:38 »
Thanks guys. I will pass your comments on to the chap who made the original enquiry.

Roy

 

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