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Old 10-31-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Another 77rs question

got a question about the 77rs wheels I know they were spoked wheels with the blue stripes but there getting hard to find what other spoked wheels were the same and will fit and were they just a blue pinstripe painted on thanks
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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got a question about the 77rs wheels I know they were spoked wheels with the blue stripes but there getting hard to find what other spoked wheels were the same and will fit and were they just a blue pinstripe painted on thanks
Any disc brake /6/7, spoked or snoflake, will fit right up.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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You'll never find the exact 'blue striped' one ... but a /6 or /7 spoked wheel can be had all day long on fleabay. IMO, buy a cheap straight one ... and when you get it, immediately swap out the bearings. Should last you a lifetime.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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Don't forget if you do find a set of Blue Pinstripe wheels to also get the Blue Anodized Ate calipers.

And BTW I think these parts were 1978, not 1977. I was informed of this less than a month ago when I said the same thing.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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The '78's came with snowflakes. The '77's had the blue pin-striping on the rims, and the blue ATE's. I'm pretty sure of it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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Any disc brake /6/7, spoked or snoflake, will fit right up.
77 rear wasn't a drum brake on the RS? It is on my S

edit: Just looked at some photos and the rear is in fact a drum on the 77
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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77 rear wasn't a drum brake on the RS? It is on my S

edit: Just looked at some photos and the rear is in fact a drum on the 77
Yeah, I was speaking the front. The rear will work for any drum /6/7.

And I was a bit wrong on the front. Any /6 75-76 will do. The 74 had a smaller axle.
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The '78's came with snowflakes. The '77's had the blue pin-striping on the rims, and the blue ATE's. I'm pretty sure of it.
And right you are. The '77 RS spoke wheels should have blue pinstripes.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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The rims themselves are painted silver, not polished aluminum, then striped in blue the same shade as the bodywork pinstripes.
You can find sets of wheels for sale once in awhile. Lots of people removed them in the rush for fashionable cast wheels from BMW, Lester, and Morris. I have a spare set myself for my '77RS.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #10
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That's correct - the BMW wire wheels are interchangeable. But the early /5 rear rim was narrower and the /5 rear hubs are a little different. Of course the 1970-74 fronts won't work either.

And the rims are painted a dull silver with the blue pinstripes. Really cool looking but I'm hesitant to ding them up or rub them too much while cleaning.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #11
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so were the 77's rims aluminum painted dull silver or steel painted dull silver?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:34 AM   #12
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Aluminum. Painted.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
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Aluminum. Painted.
They were an anodized aluminum wheel which helped keep the aluminum from oxidizing which helped the paint last for many years. Then them rims where painted and pinstriped.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #14
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They were an anodized aluminum wheel which helped keep the aluminum from oxidizing which helped the paint last for many years. Then them rims where painted and pinstriped.
My original 77 does not have painted rims, just pinstriped.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #15
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The '78's came with snowflakes. The '77's had the blue pin-striping on the rims, and the blue ATE's. I'm pretty sure of it.
Correct I have one of each bike in my garage.
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