Which wheels to use

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by \./, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. \./

    \./ Member

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    I'm trying to make a replica of an early Harley Davidson in a form of a motorized bike, something like 1930's... 26" wheels seem to be way too big, I can use 20" bmx wheels or maybe get some moped wheels... Any ideas?
     
  2. paul

    paul Active Member

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    whichever size you decided on make sure you use a double walled rim. i would think 26" would be a good size. i know someone here had a replica of a harley motorized bicycle and maybe they could let you know the size
     
  3. Nehmo

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    Utility comes before cosmetics. A 26" wheel can negotiate irregular roads better than a 20". A 20" fits in someone's trunk better, if you ever need to do that.
     
  4. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    If you go with moped wheels it opens your world to a pretty large selection of tires the best selection being 18 inch which would give you a wheel height of aprx 22 inches depending on tire size, really depends on what forks and frame you use, that determines how wide tire you can use. I'm building a set of 19 inch moped wheels. Moped rims are HEAVY
     

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