Author Topic: Rear wheel swap  (Read 970 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

September 17, 2017, 08:50:40 PM on

Offline JayDub (OP)

  • Bengal Tiger
  • Location: In our house
  • Posts: 1560
  • Activity Meter:
    0%
  • LOCATION: Nr Bangor, North Wales, UK
The rear wheel of my steamer is is looking grim and showing the aftermath of a couple of winters of salted roads.
I had what I believe to be a girly rear wheel on my last steamer, slightly wider, stamped BEHR and with stainless spokes.
Could anyone confirm the stainless spokes are standard, also which model/year its likely to be from?
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened, or not."

September 17, 2017, 09:21:29 PMReply #1 on

Online London_Phil

  • Cool Cats
  • Cheetah
  • *
  • Location: London Town
  • Posts: 571
  • Activity Meter:
    1.78%
Yes, mine was also from an early girly, with ss spokes standard

September 17, 2017, 11:04:40 PMReply #2 on

Offline JayDub (OP)

  • Bengal Tiger
  • Location: In our house
  • Posts: 1560
  • Activity Meter:
    0%
  • LOCATION: Nr Bangor, North Wales, UK
Thanks Phil, so I'd be looking at 99/00 models...  I need some rocking horse sh*t too.  :icon_rolleyes:
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened, or not."

September 18, 2017, 06:02:05 AMReply #3 on

Offline tonytiger

  • Tomcat
  • Location: CO Durham
  • Posts: 156
  • Activity Meter:
    0.67%
  • nOObie
  • LOCATION: England
Would it be worth getting the wheel refurbed

September 18, 2017, 07:59:34 AMReply #4 on

Offline Nick Calne

  • Cool Cats
  • Bengal Tiger
  • *
  • Location: Wiltshire, England
  • Posts: 1845
  • Activity Meter:
    0.89%
You'll be lucky JW. (I hope)

Tried to find something suitable last year and ended up re-spoking / rimming the rear wheel. It was about £300.

September 18, 2017, 09:11:51 AMReply #5 on

Online Chris Canning

  • Sumatran Tiger
  • *
  • Location: Birmingham England
  • Posts: 3899
  • Activity Meter:
    3.33%
If you go the refurb route talk to Central Wheel they built all the Tiger wheels till they went mag,as for buying secondhand I put an add up a while back and said the next time I put them up for sale the price will have gone up!! Not realising how true that would be looking at eBay as these bikes get ever closer to collector status  various bits and bobs are getting more expensive stock up now.

September 18, 2017, 02:37:16 PMReply #6 on

Offline tonytiger

  • Tomcat
  • Location: CO Durham
  • Posts: 156
  • Activity Meter:
    0.67%
  • nOObie
  • LOCATION: England
I did buy a front wheel second from a place in Cardiff ( Tri-amphant)

September 18, 2017, 07:53:46 PMReply #7 on

Offline Geoff W

  • Cool Cats
  • Leopard
  • *
  • Location: Co Durham UK
  • Posts: 364
  • Activity Meter:
    0.67%
I can recommend Thersby Motorcycle wheel repairs in Stockton on Tees, rebuilt my rear in 36 hours turnaround with new stainless steel spokes and good quality aluminium rim. They deal with bikes all around the world, so will do it by post. Very good job and very good bloke to deal with. ( Races classic Ducatis )
It\'s ok , this will only take 5 minutes.
96 Pimento Red Steamer.

September 19, 2017, 06:09:22 PMReply #8 on

Offline JayDub (OP)

  • Bengal Tiger
  • Location: In our house
  • Posts: 1560
  • Activity Meter:
    0%
  • LOCATION: Nr Bangor, North Wales, UK
Thanks fellas, it looks like a rebuild then  :bug_eye
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened, or not."