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    Colored Tires and/or wheel covers for 20"

    Any ideas?

    I was just wondering, since I cannot change my wheels (due to special hubs), maybe I could get some nice colored tires like road bikers do all the time:



    What about those wheel covers used? any ideas on how to custom make them for a 20"?


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    20 inch Stelvios are only available in Black or Dahon Mango , no other color

    what wheel covers you are refering too ?


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    Colored tires for 20" are few and far between. You said you have special hubs but can you change your spokes? The BMX website, danscomp.com, has some very cool powdercoated spokes. They come in yellow, white, blue and red. I'm thinking of having some wheels built with these spokes. While I'm on the subject, I have to give an attaboy to Dan's Comp. Since I've gotten into folders, I've been ordering rims, tubes and tires from them. The service and prices are excellent and they have a great inventory. I have no relation to them I'm just a satisfied customer.

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    These are the kind of wheel covers I was mentioned:



    Or even "partial" like this one:



    Any ideas?

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    New usename ThorUSA brakemeister's Avatar
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    ahhh these are not covers but the real deal. meaning those are the wheel
    wheel covers were made by a company called UNI ..... back in their time they made the superlight un seat for bmx bikes, thay also sold a kit to make look alike dish wheels.... in 700 c... as far as i know they did not make 20 inches, although one could cut one of them down..


    hed wheels are indeed available and used on some dahons or on fast recumbends
    might want to google a bit

    saw some spinner hub caps for 20 inch wheels at interbike ... :-(

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    Reading the finer print of the leaked 2006 Dahon catalogue (See "Hon Solo" thread) it appears there is to be a another 'red' version of the stelvio coming out to be fitted to the Hammerhead minibikes. They aren't illustrated but are mentioned. Also - in links posted last week to the new Pashley Moulton there was a page showing Japanese moulton enthusiasts and one shot had a guy with yellow tyres that definitely weren't the more orangey speed-pro mango edition stelvios. So maybe there are more out there we don't know about? (It is noted the Moulton might not have been on 406 rims)

    Apart from that - how about shaving the nubblies off some of a pair of 80's BMX tyres? They come in like a million colours[kidding]

    I would love a pair of HED 20" wheels but have you seen the price of those things!
    In that vein - anyone know how to get some 20" Rolf wheels without buying a whole bike attached?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister
    ahhh these are not covers but the real deal. meaning those are the wheel
    wheel covers were made by a company called UNI ..... back in their time they made the superlight un seat for bmx bikes, thay also sold a kit to make look alike dish wheels.... in 700 c... as far as i know they did not make 20 inches, although one could cut one of them down..
    I remember wanting to get a UNI disc wheel cover to make my MTB go faster. Those things were the coolest thing, a poor man's disc wheel.

    hed wheels are indeed available and used on some dahons or on fast recumbends
    might want to google a bit

    saw some spinner hub caps for 20 inch wheels at interbike ... :-(


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    Could these Sho-GO be the solution?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sho-Gos-Chrome-W...QQcmdZViewItem

    (lol)


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    these are on the dan's comp website. colourful 20"ers, $8.99 each.

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    sorry to wake up a 2-year-old thread, but has anyone tried those colored Kenda Kontacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    anyone know how to get some 20" Rolf wheels without buying a whole bike attached?
    I would think that Thor would be able to get the Dahon imitation version for you. Or you could buy them on Amazon. The imitations are nice wheels.

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    Who would have guessed? They even make them to fit my bike! http://www.hedcycling.com/cart/wheels.php. $900.

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    This is an old thread! Since then I did get a HED wheel-set second hand from a recumbent owner in Seattle. (Though I sold the rear to someone in Japan - Well travelled rims!)
    See my Twenty pictured earlier this week:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 14R View Post
    Any ideas?
    http://www.sweetskinz.com/home_flash.htm

    Of course they come in limited sizes and aplications

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    Put me down for the rattlesnake version!

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    or not . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSpalding View Post
    Put me down for the rattlesnake version!



    Yup, get that and tell people you ran over a snake!
    ' makes a good conversation piece.

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    Aren't the Hed wheels heavier and thus more difficult to lug around with only an improvment in aerodynamics? If so, aren't we already using more aerodynamic wheels and thus gain less?

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