Mag Wheels

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  1. Tyler6357

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    Hello friends:
    I'm considering getting some mag wheels for my 2 stroke GT build. When I first built it I was planning on getting a shift kit so I got a 7 speed rear hub and derailleur. I figured I could easily slap the shift kit on when I was ready to buy it, however since then I put a reed valve on which seems to give me excellent acceleration without the gears. So now I'm considering buying some mag wheels and going with a single gear on the peddle side. I've been looking at these bikeberry ones. I don't usually buy from bikeberry but I was wondering if anyone has tried these or might have any recommendations for different ones. Anything special I should look for with these things? Also, can I easily put different size sprockets on these mag wheels? Also, I want rims that can handle up to 3 inch wide tires.

    https://www.bikeberry.com/engine-ki...-duty-motorized-bike-mag-wheel-set-black.html
     
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    Howdy Tyler. What did ya end up deciding?
     
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    Ha! Well, I still haven't decided. I've been looking around for the widest mag rims I could find but it seems that most are about 1" which seems kinda thin for putting on anything wider than 2.25" tires but I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on the Gasbike ones for $140. It's just that I read so many horror stories about doing business with Gasbike and I've never done business with them before. I guess I'm still thinking about it.
     
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    Okay, I was just looking at these from Outlaw Motorized Bicycles, a place I never heard of before, have you ever done biz with them? They have "HY-27 style 26" CNC magnesium/aluminum alloy mags for $140. They look like they are slightly different than the Gasbike ones that they call "HY-22". I wonder which one is the strongest less prone to cracking. They both have the same width.

    Outlaw----> https://www.outlawmotorizedbicycles.com/products/aluminum-26-motorized-bicycle-mag-wheel-set

    Gasbike---> https://www.gasbike.net/collections/wheels/products/aluminum-wheels-with-44t-sprocket-black
     
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    Wow, those look awesome, just what I was looking for. It is a bit more than I wanted to spend (twice as much as the HY-22s) but those look like perfect rims. Thanks for posting the link! Let me give it some thought.
     
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    They are also wide at the axles so that they fit a fat bike frame and fork.

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    Well, I want to put them on my GT-2A Skyhawk frame. I wonder how much clearance the chain would have from the tire.
     
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    Damn! Eric from Imperial Cycles just e-mailed me indicating that those mag wheels won't fit on my GT2-A Skyhawk frame! I'm so bummed, those would have been perfect! I could have even kept my gears on the peddle side. Oh well, back to the gasbike ones, haha.
     
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    Get a spreader and make them fit, LOL. ...........Curt
     
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    I decided to get the MZ Miami ones. I also ordered a 36T, 6 hole sprocket for it.
     
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    I use an old scissor, car jack as a spreader. Works awesome.
     
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    Yep good choice, I bought a small block chey manifold sperder, under $10, works good
     
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    You coulda bought a whole Mongoose Mack from Walmart for 180 and thrown the rest of the bike away.

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    LoL, Baird. 5 years ago you would'a yelled at me for suggesting a wally world bike.

    Just funny Brodder. And now, I buy a lot of upper end bikes.

    We be getting old, snork.
     
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    Okay, thanks for posting after I already made my order! I could have put some old crap wheels on it and sold it and gotten the mags for cheap. Oh well, too much trouble to try to sell it. Also, those mags are not the same as the MZ Miami ones I ordered. They arrived 2 days ago and I have inspected them and don't see any major flaws. I also got the axles I ordered which should save the bearings from destruction. I'm just waiting for the sprocket to come. I was also thinking that I will need a single speed chain for the peddle side? or is that not really necessary?
     
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    Hey, just thought I would upgrade this thread. I finally got these mag wheels on. I also put a new seat on it with a built in tail light. I had to put on extra axle nuts to get them to fit my frame but I think I set the axle nuts so that the bearings are not binding up, I guess time will tell. The wheels are solid with no play in them. I had to drill the six holes on the thinner sprocket to get it to work with my BMX chain but it's working good now. The threads are 5 mm but they don't go all the way through so I couldn't back them up with nuts on the other side like I had planned, I had to grind the longer screws I purchased down on the bench grinder to get them to work. I made a mistake and took too many links out of my engine chain so I couldn't pull the wheel back to tighten up the peddle chain enough so I had to put a chain tensioner on the peddle side to get it to work, oooops. I think the mag wheels make the bike look better but it would have been nice if they had sent ones that were black and blue, like the picture in their ad showed, instead of these black and red ones that they sent me. I think black and blue would have looked much better because the bike is blue, but, meh, it's not worth sending them back just for that. We will see how they last, my bike is flying now, much faster with the 36T than it was with the 40T, I just gotta watch out for pot holes and try not to crack them.

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