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Old 05-03-05, 04:02 PM
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Ive done this once, years ago and it was a lot of work but at the time it was the only wide tire and rim I could find. And it was a lot of work.

I took a compact size spare tire and wheel from a car, demounted the tire from the rim, cut out the center of the wheel with a torch, cleaned up the rim with a grinder, drilled it for a 40 spoke hub, painted the rim and built up the wheel. I also had to make a longer axel and spacers so the cain would clear the tire. The biggest problem was its weight, when finished the bike was a little over 56 pounds.

Ive always wanted to do the same thing to build a monster bike, using tires and wheels from a 4x4
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