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Can someone please identify the rims on my bike?

Old 05-07-12, 07:52 PM
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Can someone please identify the rims on my bike?

Hello, i just bought a redline urbis off of craigslist. It was adertised with b43 rims. There is no sticker, so can you please authenticate the rims on my bike? Thanks :3











Again, thanks.
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Old 05-07-12, 07:54 PM
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I don't know what they are but am 100% certain they are not Velocity B43s.
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Old 05-07-12, 08:01 PM
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Could be an H+Son SL42: https://hplusson.com/products/SL42

Or one of those cheap knock off rims that are from the Babac catalogue and are labeled as Babac brand
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SL42s don't have that indent running around the machined sidewall.

The rear looks like an EighthInch Julian. The front could be anything.
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Will i have to replace them?
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Are they broken?
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Old 05-07-12, 08:07 PM
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No, i meant because i will be using this bike for tricks, and i am unsure about the rims for tricks. Sorry, im new to bikes.
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Old 05-07-12, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
SL42s don't have that indent running around the machined sidewall.

The rear looks like an EighthInch Julian. The front could be anything.
Oh, nice catch! yeah, rear could be the Julian. But I wouldn't worry about whether it's a rim for tricking or not. Those "typically" last longer, but technically you could trick with any rim. Just some rims can be used with significantly wider tires than most which allow for a larger volume of air
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Old 05-07-12, 08:25 PM
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I just scrutinized the rear wheel, it does look like aEighthInch Julian. Thank you. You guys have no clue what the front wheel is right?
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Old 05-07-12, 08:27 PM
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I know I've seen it before with that distinct hub but can't recall what it is.
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Hub could be a Halo.
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Old 05-07-12, 08:31 PM
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winemann?
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Old 05-07-12, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
Hub could be a Halo.
There's a complete wheel that comes with a hub that looks like a Halo - except I'm pretty sure it's loose ball bearings. Damnit, memory!
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I'm not 100%, but the front looks like a Weinmann DP18. Then again, DP18's look a lot like 1,000 other rims.
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Old 05-08-12, 09:16 AM
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DP18s don't have that indent around the brake track either.
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woops, I thought they did
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Old 05-08-12, 02:47 PM
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first thought that came to mind was julians
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Old 05-08-12, 03:02 PM
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the hub on the front wheel looks like a paul hub
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i dunno what rims they are, but i will say origin 8 makes knockoff b43s as well. i have a pair, bought them as coaster brake wheelset. were cheap, but work well on the bike.
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Old 05-08-12, 03:32 PM
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origin8 TRACK ATTACK is the name I believe
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Old 05-08-12, 04:28 PM
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yup dats dem
not bad IMO
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Nope. Track Attack wheels are 42mm deep and come with Formula hubs.
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It looks like someone trued them with a hacksaw.
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The front rim looks like an eighthinch amelia, though they come with a different hub. it is probably just from some chinese factory that the previous owner bought on ebay.
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There are cheapie wheels with quando loose ball hubs on amazon for $100 with tires, tubes cog lockring and freewheel. I have a pair, they're heavy as crap, but still roll fast and true.

I'd guess those.
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