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Re: wire wheels

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Subject: Re: wire wheels
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 14:49:13 -0700
Since motorcycle wire wheels are obviously not "knock-off", and thus would
not share the tapered cone hub feature, I don't see why the cycle shop would
be any better equipped to balance them than anyone else. Tune and true them,

To be precise, the balancing issue isn't actually a problem of wire vs. disc
wheels, it's a problem of knock-off vs. bolt-on wheels -- knock-off
Panasport wheels would have the same problem, but bolt-on wire wheels would
not. Motorcycle wheels aren't really equivalent to either one, as I
understand it.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 5/4/05 2:03 PM, S. Allen at wrote:

> Ummm, am I missing something or am I the only person on the list that
> takes his wire wheels to a motorcycle shop to have work done on them?
> I learned it from my dad who had a '47 TC.  He always inisted that a
> motorcycle shop is the only place you'll find guys who can balance
> them properly...
> ~Scott Allen
> 52 TD
> 74 1/2 BGT

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