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Old 02-17-2010, 08:32 AM
warner warner is offline
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Default Re: Strong Drive rim

Originally Posted by stewart View Post
i am looking to build a strong reliable drive wheel around my Staton chain drive hub. What 26" rim would be the strong and handle 12 gauge (or possibly 10g) spokes. Anyone use a 21" Excel dirtbike rim w/ bike tire??? or drill out the Sun mammoth? im 160lbs and its for a rack mount 2 stroke on a mtb thanks

Are you having trouble with your spokes on a Staton chain drive kit? I have a rack mount Staton chain drive kit on my bike, and ordered a back wheel from Staton when I ordered the kit. The one he recommended to me for my use (I wanted to run a 1.5" wide tire for less rolling resistance) was this:

26" x 2.00" Ryno Lite # 47694 Alum. Silver Anod, with rivets,
14 gauge spokes. 48 Hole 1" wide rim at the top, part number 03 4087 5627 $77.50

This was the laced up wheel, ready to go. I have about 500 miles on it, without any problems with spokes. I need to have the wheel trued up, but that's about it...

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