Need 26" rim

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by butchl, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. butchl

    butchl Member

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    I'm building a 1945 Simplex with a newer engine. Have most of the parts but need a 26" rim with a 3" wide hub. Have a 26"x 2.125 tire already. The Worksman rims are 3.50" wide.
     
  2. UncleKudzu

    UncleKudzu New Member

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    welcome, Butchl!

    check the thrift stores in your area for donated bikes for sale. i sometimes find bikes for $10 or so and buy them for parts. yard sales are also good places to look.
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Ebay? Welcome.
    I have seen a lot of Simplex stuff on there in the last couple years.
     
  4. brandongordon2002

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    Hey just out of curiosity, ive done about 800km so far and im on my 3rd rim, the first one the spokes got all bent, the second they bent and 7 of them broke off on a ride, and the 3rd one is currently doing ok, im just wondering if its because i don't have a chain tensioner and i think that having it connected directly with no tensioner might be pulling on the rim too much causing the spokes to bend and eventually break. Ive tried a chain tensioner and found it to not work on my bike due the the small tube, ive also tried holding it in place with a screw and no lucky, i like having it direct but if its going to cost me a rim every 250km then i think i will invest in another chain and tensioner, so does anyone think this is a tension problem? Let me know what you think. Thanks guys
     

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