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flat-tire 11-24-2020 03:07 PM

Black rims for BSA
 

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I need to find black rims for a 1970 BSA Lighting project. 19" in front and 18" rear.

Question: will any 40 spoke 18" HD rim work? or must I find a British rim?

thanks

Goldy 11-24-2020 03:13 PM

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You'll want the spoke angles to be the same...better off with the real thing. Why not paint or powder coat the ones you have? That one in the photo might even clean up well.

Ratso 11-24-2020 05:59 PM

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^^^ Goldy gets a medal for good advice, esp about spoke angles.

If you are rich, or just robbed a gas station, Buchanan's can fix you up with correct, well-made, and beautiful stuff. Their options (alloy or steel, std. or HD spokes, finishes & colors and so forth) just about cover what's available in the wide world of wheels.

http://www.buchananspokes.com/contact/contact_us.asp

whittiger650 11-24-2020 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Goldy (Post 2073012)
That one in the photo might even clean up well.


Oh yeah, an SOS pad or two, liberal amounts of water, a little elbow grease and that rim will look pretty good :cool:

That's definitely what I would do.

Goldy 11-25-2020 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by whittiger650 (Post 2073016)
Oh yeah, an SOS pad or two, liberal amounts of water, a little elbow grease and that rim will look pretty good :cool:

That's definitely what I would do.

I've had great luck with a brass wire bruch followed up by the ol' aluminum foil and WD40 trick.

Stormin 11-25-2020 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Goldy (Post 2073012)
You'll want the spoke angles to be the same...better off with the real thing. Why not paint or powder coat the ones you have? That one in the photo might even clean up well.


Yes, good advice on the spoke angles...I forgot that I knew that.:confused: So unless money is not of concern or you just want a different rim I would also reuse, clean up or repaint the existing rims.

whittiger650 11-25-2020 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Goldy (Post 2073020)
I've had great luck with a brass wire bruch followed up by the ol' aluminum foil and WD40 trick.

I have had success with that too, thanks for reminding me :cool:

joe49 11-26-2020 12:18 PM

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0000 steel wool and Pepsi cola works well.


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