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straightshot
12-14-2012, 10:30 PM
I'm considering a boardtrack build and want to run a 21" on the front and rear. What are my options?
Thanks!

13clicks
12-14-2012, 11:00 PM
I'm considering a boardtrack build and want to run a 21" on the front and rear. What are my options?
Thanks!

Give a little more info about what bike you have. What motor?

BMG
12-15-2012, 1:38 AM
I'm considering a boardtrack build and want to run a 21" on the front and rear. What are my options?
Thanks!

spoke wheels?/
easiest way would be to lace a 21 to your rear hub..

crush1776
12-15-2012, 1:50 AM
Well, my personal opinion is that unless you are using a motor from the teens through the 30's, you shouldn't. As far as the fad for a modern bike with boardtrack styling it may have come and gone already.

That being said if you really want to do it get a rear hub that fits your frame, get a 21 rim with the same # of spokes as the hub and send them to Buchanans to have your spokes made. You should also have them lace and true the wheel since that is a real PITA to do yourself. Probably looking at around $500-$900 to do correctly. You also need to get a rear fender that matches the radius of your tire.

I have seen a few builds pull it off effectively, but most of them end up looking a bit off...in my opinion.

Check this thread and ask these guys:


http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10702

sorethumb
12-15-2012, 10:24 AM
Call Elliot at Blackbike. Talk with Elliot about what you are building and what you want. He is a very nice guy. Wait several months until beautiful rims arrive at your door.

Then call Dan at 7 Metal West. Talk with Dan about what you are building and what you want. Dan is a super nice guy too. Wait a few months for a killer rear fender.

This is my current build. Front and rear are 21 x 3.5's with 120/70 Metzlers. Rear fender is 7 Metal West.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/preid76/IMG_0391_zps8a67f61c.jpg

motorlou
12-15-2012, 11:26 AM
I do all the time............

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/motolou/lous%20ironhead%20x2/08.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/motolou/cb400%20x2/DSCF4484.jpg

LDNCLR
12-15-2012, 3:44 PM
send them to Buchanans to have your spokes made. You should also have them lace and true the wheel since that is a real PITA to do yourself. Probably looking at around $500-$900 to do correctly. You also need to get a rear fender that matches the radius of your tire.

Fuck that..... Its not rocket science to lace and true a wheel. Take pictures of the original spoke pattern, watch youtube videos and read about it a little on line. There are no special or expensive tools required. Put that $500-$900 into the build somewhere else.

thats what I did for 744's rear wheel...

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/ldnclr/A295F5D6-7DA0-4371-A869-817DCDEBE53F-3967-00000564BC65DE2B.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/ldnclr/chuckbike.jpg

And if I remember correctly, we used off-the-shelf spokes for a 21" wide glide hub/ wheel combo.

744
12-15-2012, 5:26 PM
So what are yall's recommendations as far as tires go? Im on my first set of shinkos, and my rear tire is dam near bald after one season of riding. Was gonna try the metzler 880's or the avon next. Ive heard the ME's are super hard compound, hopefully they'll hold up a bit longer!

And yes i used a stock wide glide hub on the rear, ordered a set of SS wide glide spokes from jireh, and LDNCLR laced and trued the wheels.

crush1776
12-15-2012, 5:47 PM
[QUOTE=LDNCLR;421165]send them to Buchanans to have your spokes made. You should also have them lace and true the wheel since that is a real PITA to do yourself. Probably looking at around $500-$900 to do correctly. You also need to get a rear fender that matches the radius of your tire.

Fuck that..... Its not rocket science to lace and true a wheel. Take pictures of the original spoke pattern, watch youtube videos and read about it a little on line. There are no special or expensive tools required. Put that $500-$900 into the build somewhere else.

thats what I did for 744's rear wheel...



No it's not rocket science, just a pain in the ass. How much $ do you have in that hub, spokes, tire, fender, and fender braces? Shit adds up quick. Good to know about the wide spokes though...

744
12-15-2012, 6:03 PM
The ring was around $50, the spokes around the same. The WG hub came off the stock bike. And the shinko was like $70-80. But i don't recommend the shinko on the rear. Its not holding up very well.The rear fender was donated by a friend. We bent the struts of of 1/4 SS and ordered a set of bungs from bung king for another $40-50.

Yeah the shit does add up quick, but if you don't try to do some of it yourself with the help of friends, fellow CC members, ETC. Its gonna cost you a lot more than just a pain in the ass!

sorethumb
12-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Very clean bike, 744.

BuddhahoodVato
12-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Options, money is the only one i read.

BuddhahoodVato
12-16-2012, 12:56 PM
[QUOTE=LDNCLR;421165]send them to Buchanans to have your spokes made. You should also have them lace and true the wheel since that is a real PITA to do yourself. Probably looking at around $500-$900 to do correctly. You also need to get a rear fender that matches the radius of your tire.

Fuck that..... Its not rocket science to lace and true a wheel. Take pictures of the original spoke pattern, watch youtube videos and read about it a little on line. There are no special or expensive tools required. Put that $500-$900 into the build somewhere else.

thats what I did for 744's rear wheel...



No it's not rocket science, just a pain in the ass. How much $ do you have in that hub, spokes, tire, fender, and fender braces? Shit adds up quick. Good to know about the wide spokes though...

Hell yea, I had those [Buchanans] l;ace to odd configurations for me, excellenty job. Well worth tyhe money. I was happy.

744
12-16-2012, 8:04 PM
Very clean bike, 744.

Thanks man.