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wrb36usa 09-29-10 07:39 AM

Dicycle
 
I need someone out there to point me in the right direction for information on where to get the following items.
I want to build a pair of custom wheels.
Where can I get a Rim, diameter is approximately, 2133.6 mm = 84 inches = 7 foot.
I made the hub, diameter is approximately, 152.4 mm = 6 inches
Where can I fiand custom spokes with the following specifications?
8G x 1016mm = 40 inches long
I will need 128 pcs. with nipples to match.
Can anyone help??

jeph 10-01-10 07:38 AM

check out these wheels. might not be what you want and look like a lot of labor to build.

http://krankboomclank.com/

wrb36usa 10-01-10 10:08 AM

That was a really good web site.
Thanks,
Bill

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeph (Post 11552742)
check out these wheels. might not be what you want and look like a lot of labor to build.

http://krankboomclank.com/


Doug5150 10-01-10 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrb36usa (Post 11541403)
I need someone out there to point me in the right direction for information on where to get the following items.
I want to build a pair of custom wheels.
Where can I get a Rim, diameter is approximately, 2133.6 mm = 84 inches = 7 foot.
I made the hub, diameter is approximately, 152.4 mm = 6 inches
Where can I fiand custom spokes with the following specifications?
8G x 1016mm = 40 inches long
I will need 128 pcs. with nipples to match.
Can anyone help??

If you can use solid-rubber tires, then just email a couple places that build reproduction penny-farthings and ask how they do it. From the ones I've seen, all their pieces look hand-built.

If you want pneumatic tires, then AFAIK you are limited to what already exists.
I read once that Terry McLean used French agricultural tires for his monocycles but I don't know that's what he uses for all of them. The V-8 model has relatively-narrow tires (about typical motorcycle width) that are right about 6 feet tall.
http://www.mcleanmonocycle.com/Kerry...s/Welcome.html
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wrb36usa 10-01-10 03:46 PM

Thanks for the info and I will try your suggestions.
That Monowheel was quite the toy.
Bill

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug5150 (Post 11554709)
If you can use solid-rubber tires, then just email a couple places that build reproduction penny-farthings and ask how they do it. From the ones I've seen, all their pieces look hand-built.

If you want pneumatic tires, then AFAIK you are limited to what already exists.
I read once that Terry McLean used French agricultural tires for his monocycles but I don't know that's what he uses for all of them. The V-8 model has relatively-narrow tires (about typical motorcycle width) that are right about 6 feet tall.
http://www.mcleanmonocycle.com/Kerry...s/Welcome.html
~


frameteam2003 10-01-10 04:41 PM

Making a reproduction "Otto"?

michaljohn 10-04-10 07:25 AM

how reproduction done..have any idea??




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