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Re: wire wheels

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Subject: Re: wire wheels
From: "Jeff Fayne" <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 15:33:05 -0500
Barney, as usual  :) ,  has a nice write-up on this subject.

Found here:

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From: "Max Heim" <>
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Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: wire wheels

> > Haven't had to have it done since my father got rid of his TA back in
> > '95 so I wonder how many are still out there...
> >
> > And like I said, my father swore by them, especially if you had an
> > inner tube to deal with too, (as t-types do).
> The inner tube is no problem, Even I can wrangle an inner tube, and any
> can mount/unmount the tire (how gently is the question). But balancing
> remains the issue. It doens't matter what method you use to balance -- if
> the wheel isn't centered and secured properly, you're wasting your time.
> You know, an idea just occurred to me -- if you had a machine shop machine
> the inner surface of the hub lip to be perfectly concentric, then your
> run-of-the-mill shop *could* balance the wheel. That would probably
> be worth it -- you'd save that much in tire wear in a couple of years
> (compared to running around with unbalanced tires). I might look into
> that...

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