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Offline bonny

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Where to get wheel parts
« 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.

Offline Stephen Foster

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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #1 on: 30.03. 2012 20:46 »
Just had Mine relaced in stainless steel (rims & spokes) by Devon Rims .
They have done a lovely job .
I own a 1955/56 B.S.A Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" , had it since 1976 .

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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #2 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 ?

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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #3 on: 30.03. 2012 21:51 »
Had mine done in stainless by Mark Clements, Essex Wheels, very satisfied. Cheers. Ian.
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #4 on: 30.03. 2012 22:45 »
I got mine from CWC in Birmingham,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.
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #7 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 ?

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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #9 on: 01.04. 2012 17:39 »
Thanks "Billybream" , You may have swung it for Me now !!
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #10 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.   

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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #12 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*
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #13 on: 02.04. 2012 21:45 »
Armours will take no more of my money.
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Re: Where to get wheel parts
« Reply #14 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.