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Old 10-17-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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What year and model is this front wheel off of?

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Im working on getting new spokes for a custom hub i had machined. I originally was going with a 21" front wheel and had Buchanan make me stainless swaged spokes for it.. after talking to a few peeps and thinking it over.. 21" front wheel was dumb.. ha Im going to have the hub laced to the 19" 40 hole rim already on my bike... now i just need to let them know what year, make and Model the rim is.. The P.O frankie'd the bike and I've been figuring it all out..

any guesses? Im clueless. I know its probably some /5

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Old 10-17-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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You can't find another rim for cheap? It's a shame to dismantle that front end.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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Should be a 19" rim, stock /5 from 1970 through 1973. I have seen (even I've done a few times) put a rear wheel on the front, that would be an 18" rim. Both the front hub and the rear hub are the same for /5s. Just tell Buchanan's it's a /5 front hub, that should be enough information. If they need to know what year just say 1972. If you send them the wheel, don't forget to pull out the reducing sleeve in the front wheel (for the smaller diameter front axle) as they may lose it.

The thing to remember is if you go to a 21" rim, it may not fit under the fork brace.

The stock rims (if I'm remembering right) were Weinmann.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:28 PM   #4
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You can't find another rim for cheap? It's a shame to dismantle that front end.
I may look around for one. I got that 21" for $40. Being I have to repurchase the spokes was trying to limit my spending a bit
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #5
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That fork's gotta be worth something. That drum brake is classy.

Finding an 18" rear like Pokie said's not bad idea. It'd make tire purchasing easier.
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