Friday 22 July 2016

Wheels and tyres

The big problem with the original wheels is they are 18" and any reasonably proportioned racer special the wheels need to be smaller preferably 15". I decided on 16" as road going tires start at this size or so I was told. I got Barry Brown in Fife, Scotland to make my wheels. A friend lent me a drawing for the wheels he had made for his special.

The ideal size of tyre would be 165 x 70 x R16 but the only one I could find close to that was a 50 profile. Not a wonderful size for a vintage racer however adequate for my first hill climb.

Here is an Index page for the build


1 comment:

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