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 Post subject: 10 inch wheels wanted.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Does anyone have any suggestions re: getting 10 inch wheels for a Formichino. The 8"-10" conversion wheels for the Lambretta LD don't seem to be available any more. There are conversion wheels (by the same company) for a Vespa model from 8" to 10" which look basically the same but have 4 bolts instead of 3 so that's not much good.

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John.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:06 pm 
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john i have 1 second hand one,arthur


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Thanks Arthur. That's a start.

How much do you want?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:24 am 
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Just need one wheel now.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:45 pm 
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I know where I can get them made but it would need to be a batch order, anyone interested?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Any idea of price? I suppose it depends on the size of the batch.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Orac1000 wrote:
Any idea of price? I suppose it depends on the size of the batch.

Indeed!

I only had contact with these people on another matter but while I was there they were kind enough to demonstrate what they could do.
Sufficient to say that with 50+ years in the skilled end of the engineering game I was still impressed.

If there is sufficient interest I'd be happy to make further enquiries.

By the way, I have a spare set of OEM rims with signs of cracking around the holes, I doubt I've been just unlucky, more likely it is a design/materials weakness. Even if you think yours are OK I would suggest, purely from a safety point of view, that a very critical inspection be made.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:43 pm 
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They always cracked round the holes. As you say the material was not suitable it seems some poor grade of mild steel. I would rather get some new ones if there is enough interest to make it viable failing that I would be prepared to use some old ones and get them repaired. I had to do it on my previous bike without dire consequences.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:40 pm 
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There must be quite a few that would like new wheels I would have thought.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:48 pm 
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Hi,

Sorry to be the bitter one here, but as said previously, it is not allow in the forum to organise any group purchase order to manufacture parts because bad previous experiences with members upset and me super stressed.

I know there is very good intentions and not interest in getting profit from any side, but to avoid problems, please keep it out of the forum.

However by private you guys can do whatever you want (of course)

Thanks for the understanding.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:37 pm 
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I know you mean well Hugo because you feel you may have to arbitrate if a project turns sour but the problem is that unless an individual takes it upon himself to get something done that isn't being done anywhere else we are all poorer as a result. You know very well that parts for Rumis are harder to find than Dodo droppings. I hope UHJ200 gets enough interest to to make it worth while to get a viable batch made I will certainly support him.


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