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Opinion sought on wheels...

Post by mm5aho on Tue Apr 02 2013, 18:39

I've made some wheels for an engine trolley, and in the process of making some more.

Here's one from the first batch.

Size of this one is 140mm (5.5") diameter, 50mm (2") wide, and axle size 25mm (1").

Any thoughts? Should I sell some? Would there be a market?





The other size I'm starting on is 400mm dia. (16") and 75mm wide (3").
I've some with 5 spokes, some 4 spokes.

They're galvanized of course!

Appreciate any opinions.

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Re: Opinion sought on wheels...

Post by nutgone on Tue Apr 02 2013, 22:05

I could be tempted by a set of the smaller ones, but personally I would prefer a 20mm bore, although that's only a small consideration really.

I reckon they look good. I would paint them black, but would be happy to know they were galvanised underneath (I keep galvanised/special metals primer anyway).

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Post by blackvanman on Tue Apr 02 2013, 22:23

I think they are great, and definately a market, but do think galv is a massive mistake as most paints for self colour won't adhear to the zinc. But as said I really like the other than that Smile

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Re: Opinion sought on wheels...

Post by stationary stu on Wed Apr 03 2013, 11:30

They look to be a good job very well made. Not sure about any being over 12inches but maybe someone could use them. I'd say there is a market but remember that for some reason people want cast iron don't know why it could just be an age thing.
I have plenty of wheels at present but I'd buy them if the price was right.

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