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Wheels Laced

2012 October 4
by Dirty Fingernails

The owner of the bike had a good suggestion. At first i wasn’t too into the idea but now that I am seeing everything come together, I really like it.
He suggested that we powder coat the hubs in white:

We are going with some wide shoulder Akront/Morad rims. I can’t wait to see these on the bike.

I took them to Johnson and Wood in North Hollywood to get laced. They bought the spokes for me and laced them for a very affordable price and a reasonable turn around. I’m surprised when I receive responsive and courteous customer service these days and the wheel guy, Al, was great to talk to. He and I traded a few faxes and phone calls talking about the proper offset. He was proud to give the wheels back to me and offered to re-adjust the offset if i felt that anything seemed incorrect.

Test fit and I’m dying to get some rubber on these dubs.

Rub a dub dub. New Battlax BT45 Bridgestones ready for the roads!

2 Responses
  1. Joe permalink
    October 22, 2012

    Which rear suspension are you using? i’m assuming it’s a full threaded body, adjustable shock height, and adjustable rebound.

    I’m trying to build a R80/7 myself.

    Thanks

    -joe

  2. Dirty Fingernails permalink*
    October 22, 2012

    Hello Joe, they are YSS shocks. I bought them from a dealer in PA. Nice guy who took my measurements and riding style into consideration before he sent me the shocks.

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