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Re: wire wheels

Subject: Re: wire wheels
From: Hans Duinhoven <>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 19:29:19 +0200
My local tire specialist has a computer controlled balance machine.
It really works fine with my wired wheels as they've got proper adapters.
Same counts for the tooling for replacing the tires.
They even helped me free of charge twice replacing a broke spoke!
I got all the help I needed for a very decent price. ($ 0)

Are European tires garages dissimilar from USA ones?



'71 BGT ww nrg

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 4:24 AM
Subject: Re: wire wheels

>> Anyone can replace the tire, it's getting it balanced properly that's the
>> problem.
> Be careful. Don't trust anyone who is not experienced with wire wheels to
> dismount/mount tires for you. If they try to do it on a machine that does 
> not
> have the correct adapter you might end up with broken spokes. And maybe 
> they
> won't admit their responsibility and buy you new wheels...
> Balancing also requires correct adapters. The best balancing job I ever 
> got was
> from an old timer who had a machine that balanced the wheel/tires on the 
> car.
> Ran the car in gear to spin the rears, he had an electric motor that spun 
> the
> fronts. I assume it balanced the entire ass'y of tire, wheel & brake drum 
> or
> rotor.
> Eric Russell
> 1960 MGA
> 1978 MGB

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