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Old 09-29-10, 07:39 AM
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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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Old 10-01-10, 07:38 AM
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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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Old 10-01-10, 10:08 AM
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That was a really good web site.
Thanks,
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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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Old 10-01-10, 01:46 PM
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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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Old 10-01-10, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for the info and I will try your suggestions.
That Monowheel was quite the toy.
Bill

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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Old 10-01-10, 04:41 PM
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Making a reproduction "Otto"?
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Old 10-04-10, 07:25 AM
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how reproduction done..have any idea??


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