Is anyone running Chica's Invader wheels? How do you like them? Are they better than the original ones? What's your feedback...
Yes, I have some.scootermcrad said:Is anyone running Chica's Invader wheels? How do you like them? Are they better than the original ones? What's your feedback...
snortonnorton said:i love chica to death but i don't see why you have to buy them from him.
the design is pretty simple and if the crappy shop that i worked in made them then anyone can.
i'm thinking you could buy them cheaper from someone.
i was working for a shop that made after market harley frames and then the owner made a jig for invader wheels. one for rear wheels, one for front wheels, then with the jig you can line up the square stock and weld it to the hub and rim.
that's it. no cnc, no lacing.
they should be pretty cheap but we all know how the fucking motorcycle business is right now.
snortonnorton said:yeah, you're right. i forgot about making the hub. that was actually the hardest part. took a long time to set up the tolerances and pattern them out correctly on the vertical mill.
also, even once you have it welded up, it's alot of work polishing them. square stock has a slight concave-ness in the middle of each side. so you have to sand them down even, then polish them grit by grit. alot of labor.
590 is pretty acceptable if it's polished and chromed.
i had no idea what the price was till you told me.
Yeah, these guys: http://www.wheels4choppers.com/Tha Nutz said:Is there anyone else making well-constructed Invader wheels besides Chica?
Josh said:so how's the service with these guys? did you have to wait forever? those wheels look good!
I had just seen Invaders made by a guy named Mcleod or Macleod. He used to be in SoCal, maybe San Diego/Oceanside, but I think he moved to OH now.scootermcrad said:Is anyone running Chica's Invader wheels? How do you like them? Are they better than the original ones? What's your feedback...
It was a really fucked up company called sundance components. I stumbled upon this shop in cocoa florida when i was going to community college.scootermcrad said:It would be crazy awesome to build your own wheels... so your company did this or something??? What else did they make? What company was it? That's pretty interesting.
Nelson said:I had just seen Invaders made by a guy named Mcleod or Macleod. He used to be in SoCal, maybe San Diego/Oceanside, but I think he moved to OH now.
If I were you, I would hunt him down and get your wheels from him. I'm sure you could find him online.
Some people make Invader wheels and checks if they're true by spinning them on an axle pinched into a table vise. I always thought that wasnt right.
I know that guy Macleod doesnt check them like that.
Thanks.Tha Nutz said:Nelson--the guy you are thinking of is Scott Macleod and his business is the wheelsforchoppers site I posted the link to. They are indeed based in Ohio. Scott is a super cool dude, too.