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Old 09-29-11, 09:12 PM   #1
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Where can I find Westwood 28"x1 1/2" rims?

I'm in the US. The only ones I've been able to find are supposedly in the basement of a bike shop that won't answer emails and won't talk about it on the phone! This is a common rim in much of the rest of the world, I imagine there must be some source for them here. My hubs are 40 hole but 36 could work. Anyone know where to get these?
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Just to be clear, are you talking about roadster rims (the bigguns) or the Euro/Canadian name for 700c?

For roadster rims, yellow jersey at least used to have them.
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Old 09-30-11, 08:56 AM   #4
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Yep, the roadster ones. They're for an Indonesian pedi-cab (becak) which sort of has rod brakes. They're common rims in Asia and I think India and have the same shape as the old roadster rims on some Raleigh, etc pre-60's bikes. I had no idea they would be so hard to find! I'll try calling yellow jersey.
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Perfect opportunty to convert to 700's and drum-brakes....or not.
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Old 09-30-11, 09:19 AM   #6
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Great, yellow jersey does have them! Shipping this afternoon. Thanks for the tip, Roll.
And Velognome I would like to do that but there are six wheels between the two pedicabs and only two rims and a hub need replacing. I am going to take the opportunity to replace one (stripped) fixed-gear hub with a coaster brake.
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Hey, cool! You're welcome! Post pics of your wagons!
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Great, yellow jersey does have them! Shipping this afternoon. Thanks for the tip, Roll.
And Velognome I would like to do that but there are six wheels between the two pedicabs and only two rims and a hub need replacing. I am going to take the opportunity to replace one (stripped) fixed-gear hub with a coaster brake.
Did you get your rims?

Also, for the general audience... I think the rims Yellow Jersey has are Eastman rims. Would these work on a mid-60s Raleigh DL-1 with rod brakes? Looks like it.
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Did you get your rims?

Also, for the general audience... I think the rims Yellow Jersey has are Eastman rims. Would these work on a mid-60s Raleigh DL-1 with rod brakes? Looks like it.
Doohickie, due to my recent wheel set update to my DL-1, my wheels are now available, if you are interested in the. The spoke nipples are a little rusty and need to be unstuck in order to really true the wheels and the rear rim has a dent in it, but on the other hands the hubs are in okay shape and there is no rust on the braking surfaces.
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Are the rims anywhere close to radially true?
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I think so, aside from the dent-- which I assume may be hammered back out. The dent is the only annoyance I had when braking. I haven't put them on a stand or anything.
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A few months back, somebody here mentioned that alloy roadster rims might be available in, I think, Italy and Colombia. Can't remember the brands or who mentioned them, though.
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One source I've bookmarked is classic cycle in Germany... haven't placed my order yet but I'll eventually get a pair and some other assorted sundries once funds permit, they have all sorts of neat bits on their site... expecting shipping is gonna be killer but they'll knock the VAT off the price for those outside the EU.
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Clasher, have you found out if this source will be willing to ship to North America, and how much shipping will be?
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http://flyingpigeon-la.com/ Might have some wheels?
http://www.freemanscycles.co.uk/bicy...ike-wheel.html
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Hi folks. I did get the rims from yellow jersey. They are nothing special, mass-produced asian rims and certainly not as strong as the ones they are replacing but they were well-priced. I also want to mention that the folks at yellow jersey were great and that the guy I ordered from was very straightforward about the quality of the rims when I placed my order. Great company.

I do remember seeing a company, I believe in Holland, who are making alloy 28x1.5 westwood profile rims. No idea if they ship to US and can't remember who it was but I found them on google.

On a related note, I need a 40h coaster hub to finish the project and I've had no luck tracking one down. If anyone can point me to one, I would be indebted!
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You could always try calling these guys.... place an enquiry for a "product sample" under the false pretense of more in the future.

http://www.indiamart.com/naren-intl/products.html
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Clasher, have you found out if this source will be willing to ship to North America, and how much shipping will be?
I went on the site and it was 50 Euros to ship to the US, IIRC. I think two rims to be shipped to CA came out to $120. The black ones are pretty sweet, but that is more than I am willing to pay right now.
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Clasher, have you found out if this source will be willing to ship to North America, and how much shipping will be?
I haven't the money to place an order right now but if I ever do I'll update... not likely until 2012 for me but as posted above I know it's not cheap and it will have to be for something specia.
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