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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:35 pm 
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FST4RD wrote:
Show us your man sized wheels! None of these light weight wheels :lol:

This is the wheelset I just finished off, I guess they're retro as well. They're going to go on my Giant ATX1.
Front wheel: NOS Sun Mammoth rim, Hope Big Un hub, NOS 3" Gazzaloddi, double butted spokes, motorbike tube - Weight without front axle and rotor, a pinch over 3kg :shock:
Rear wheel: NOS Sun Mammoth rim, Hope Big Un hub, 2.6" Gazzaloddi, double butted spokes, standard tube - Weight without rotor and cassette just over 2.6kg :shock:
Still yet to get the motorbike tube for the rear. Once I get the motorbike tube, the rotors and cassette, it should push the wheelset over 6kg :lol:

Bombproof!!!!


Wibbly wobbly double butted spokes on those wheels?

Hope sports and D521 ceramics, 36h plain gauge front, 36h db rear Ti freehub body upgrade. The forks, disc brake (now maguras), and tyres are now gone. Oddly, I bought these wheels brand new, but had to buy one at a time as I was poor!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:54 am 
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Love those rims! Out of all my years of dh racing and bike bits I never once owned a set... still haven't, one day though.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:18 pm 
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FST4RD wrote:
Love those rims! Out of all my years of dh racing and bike bits I never once owned a set... still haven't, one day though.


Thanks! Really, D521's were surely the default DH rim?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:56 pm 
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My pair - any ideas what hubs and rims they are? Are they Mammoths? The Hobe hubs have 6 slot centre lock fittings.

Tyres are Continental Vertical 2.3s

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Hubs are early bulbs.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:18 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
Hubs are early bulbs.


Thank you. I can now do a search for bearing sizes and installation - they seem a touch stiff.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:42 pm 
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24x3.0 tractor wheel...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:59 pm 
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I think we have a winner in rumble, are they even 26" wheels?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Nope, front and back are 24". The back is only a 2.2 so looks fairly normal but the front wheel is pretty ridiculous :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Rumble wrote:
Nope, front and back are 24". The back is only a 2.2 so looks fairly normal but the front wheel is pretty ridiculous :lol:


This is giving me ideas - how much bigger would the rear take - the full 3"?


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