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Technical => Frame => Topic started by: bonny on 30.03. 2012 17:07

Title: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: bonny on 30.03. 2012 17:07
Wheres the best place in the uk to buy wheel rims and spokes etc ? The original wheels on my a10 were dangerously rotten when i got the bike , i want to have a bash rebuilding them myself , i want to use stainless steel rims and spokes. Looking for good value not conkers quality.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: Stephen Foster on 30.03. 2012 20:46
Just had Mine relaced in stainless steel (rims & spokes) by Devon Rims .
They have done a lovely job .
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: bonny on 30.03. 2012 21:10
Devon are a bit on the salty side pricewise though stephen, do bsa wheels need butted spokes or are the plain type ones ok ?
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: ian davies on 30.03. 2012 21:51
Had mine done in stainless by Mark Clements, Essex Wheels, very satisfied. Cheers. Ian.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: duTch on 30.03. 2012 22:45
I got mine from CWC in Birmingham,http://www.central-wheel.co.uk/index.html (http://www.central-wheel.co.uk/index.html),  they have a a little deviation where the lap joins, but don't know that with a tyre on. otherwise nice rims. They're not hard to lace up,(I coped), but I took them to the pros to true them.
    Before you strip yours, make sure you measure the offsets, take photos and get every bit of detail.
 cheers, duTch
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: iansoady on 31.03. 2012 11:32
I got my rims on ebay from jrpclassics (they're Wassell but seem reasonable quality) and spokes from Black Cat Wheels - good quality and helpful chap (Mike). Seem to be fine to me. Cost around £150 / wheel.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: Billybream on 31.03. 2012 23:14
I can second Devon Rims, just had both wheels in full s/steel via Mike at Black Cat Wheels in Wolverhampton, great job for £161.00 per wheel. So pleased with s/steel finish just bought exhaust and silencers in s/steel from Armours, stunning appearance, goes nice with my s/steel fork seal holders from Barleycorn.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: Stephen Foster on 01.04. 2012 14:34
Considering exhaust system in stainless from Armours , Myself ?
How does it look compared to chrome , is there a big difference in appearance ?

Steve ...
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: Billybream on 01.04. 2012 16:04
Exhaust and silencers in s/steel from Armours, finish is as deep chrome, they will look great when fitted, they also offer s/steel mounting bracket for £5.00 each, the silencer has pinch bolt supplied, so no clamps or clips to buy.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: Stephen Foster on 01.04. 2012 17:39
Thanks "Billybream" , You may have swung it for Me now !!
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: bonny on 01.04. 2012 22:48
Exhaust and silencers in s/steel from Armours, finish is as deep chrome, they will look great when fitted, they also offer s/steel mounting bracket for £5.00 each, the silencer has pinch bolt supplied, so no clamps or clips to buy.

be prepared to do some engineering work on anything bought from armours, i bought a set of stainless steel pipes and silencers from them for my triumph and was disappointed, they didn't fit correctly and i kinked one of the pipes slightly trying to twist it out, also stainless turns a gold straw colour near the head very quickly. a good set of chrome pipes/silencers looks great.   
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: bl**dydrivers on 02.04. 2012 15:39
I've been looking for stainless wheels
Devon do some of the finest, but a bit pricey, best value is from SRM at least they're made in England as for central wheel components they're sadly not.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: LJ. on 02.04. 2012 20:28
I also was disappointed with Central Wheel... I bought the best chrome rims and spokes only to find rust spots coming through within months...  *sad2*
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: Butch (cb) on 02.04. 2012 21:45
Armours will take no more of my money.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: bonny on 03.04. 2012 00:47
I've been looking for stainless wheels
Devon do some of the finest, but a bit pricey, best value is from SRM at least they're made in England as for central wheel components they're sadly not.

I have cwc stainless rims on my triumph and they have been excellent , ridden the bike in allsorts of weather and they look the same as when i bought them.
Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: bonny on 03.04. 2012 20:22
Does anyone know if the rims for the cast iron hubs are the same as the rims for the ariel hubs , its the ariel hubs i have.

Title: Re: Where to get wheel parts
Post by: duTch on 06.04. 2012 10:32
Heya Bonny,
           Tell the supplier what hub you want to lace it to, as the dimple drill holes are REALLY important, as to what angle they're drilled at, and also if the hubs are different (dia.) one side to the other, you need to lace them the correct side for the angles . I expect they'll be WM2(?) 1.85" between beads (from memory), but you could maybe go WM3, 2.15"(again from memory) if you want, but talk to the wheel guys, they should know.
 
  good luck ,duTch

BTW  I went Stainless from CWC, partly 'cos, I don't want to be stuffed with re-chroming,(new SS rim was cheaper) and from CWC(who at least are in Birmingham?) I think the shipping to Oz on top was a bit cheaper , and so long as it's round and shiny, I care