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    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??

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

    http://krankboomclank.com/

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    That was a really good web site.
    Thanks,
    Bill

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

    http://krankboomclank.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrb36usa View Post
    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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    Thanks for the info and I will try your suggestions.
    That Monowheel was quite the toy.
    Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    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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    Making a reproduction "Otto"?

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    how reproduction done..have any idea??



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