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    I posted yesterday asking about the maker of this rim. Today I went to the garage to start cleaning and inspecting it. I noticed that 2 spokes are missing.

    The rim was set up for a tubeless tire but some chunks were missing out of the rubber put in to seal the spokes. My plan is to remove all the rubber and go with a tube and tire.

    I removed all the rubber from in the rim, not easy, and found what looked like an O ring, but was a piece of tubing with mercury in it. Did I screw the pooch?

    I'm wondering if spokes are removed for balancing? My plan was to pull the hub and spokes and clean it up and re-spoke the rim but on the 2 spokes that were missing the rivets were under the rubber? Think this was done on purpose or maybe the spokes goy broke and they took them out?

    Just trying to figure out my next move. It is a 60 (58) spoked rim.

    Thanks
    '71

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    It is common for those rims to have broken spokes. I think you will have to disassemble the wheel to replace the spokes, but if you could sneak two new ones in, it would save A LOT of labor. Spoking a 60 spoke rim ain't easy.

    Jim

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    There is no slipping any in. So I did this...
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    I need to clean it all up anyway.
    I get to learn how to lace an 80 spoke rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1971 View Post
    There is no slipping any in. So I did this...
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    I need to clean it all up anyway.
    I get to learn how to lace an 80 spoke rim.
    That's awesome....... Now that's how you learn....... Just jump right in....

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    That’s how do things.
    Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.

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    Does any one have any suggestions on where to get spokes for this thing? These measure 6 inches total length. J&P & Dennis Kirk only have 6-3/4 and 6-13/16.

    By the way it’s an 80 spoke, not 60.

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    And it is a Hallcraft rim.

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    Buchanan's is THE place for spokes. Expensive, but their stainless spokes cannot be beat. They do custom spokes from a sample, or even from dimensions. I have had them make spokes for old spool wheels, etc. and they are always perfect.

    Jim

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    I found them searching last night. Thanks for the suggestion Jim. I’ll give them a call.

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    Well I got my spokes from Buchanan and today got the rim put back together now just to true her up. Click image for larger version. 

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    Well, you got the easy part done. No moss growin' on you, that's for sure.

    Jim

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