Happy 70th birthday to me!

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  1. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    I misspoke earlier my wheel rims I have on order are from Image Wheels in the UK. They will send one without a valve hole. Hope to have them soon. Also found some rims from Germany made of radinox a stainless material but will have to go with two valve stems. Thanks to Twistgrip for the heads up on Image wheels.
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    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Then you'll be able to air up from either side!
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  3. steam powered

    steam powered just a regular punk

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    You could also put them 180* out of phase and reduce the amount of balance weight required.
  4. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    Just heard from Image wheels, should be completed and shipped in next few days! Also heard from the other outfit (radinox/stainless) blanks out of stock until January/February, cancelled order for now.
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    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    I was installing a new kitchen faucet today, still in the throws of turkey overload when Boss Monkey says we have a FedEx! I look outside and see the driver toting a box up the sidewalk with the name Image Wheels on the side. I could not believe what I was seeing, per an email from them on Monday they were just being drilled. After unpacking (quadruple boxed, if EZS had done this....) :-) Look great! Fit perfect! :happayHave decided to have them powder coated in a dark color to match the brake dust.:fpalm Found one about 30 minutes from me that says they can do in a day, going on Monday.
    On another note got a call from Kompact Kamp today and my Mini Mate camper will be ready next week. Headed to Pennsylvania to pick up next Friday! IMG_20201127_132329504.jpg IMG_20201127_132319895.jpg
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    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    All’s well that ends well. I hope.
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  7. rg sw wa.

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    Over promise and under deliver.
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  8. steam powered

    steam powered just a regular punk

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    Especially when the client is 1/4 of the world away, then it's much harder for them to return the product or argue for it to be made right.
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    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    It helps not having a language barrier.
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    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Dave from EZS English is excellent almost no one means to be a problem, unfortunately we're not judged by our intentions :jack

    It's always something !
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  11. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    BIG difference between pressed and machined wheels, the quality is apparent!:norton
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    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    I was thinking at the time language may have been the problem with the claim but recent events explains it.
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    If it ain't one thing, its two!
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    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    Lots of aluminum wheels are cast, some stamped, some of the really good ones are forged, others good ones like Centerline, are spun.
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  15. steam powered

    steam powered just a regular punk

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    I'm pretty sure the outer rims on all Image Wheels are spun. It is only the centres that are cast or machined from billet.
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  16. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    They are spun and they are about a 1/16 thicker than the wheel EZS supplied. They are not nearly as soft, very pleased. :rayof
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    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    The wheel is back together with the new 145/65 15 auto tire. The auto tire is considerably narrower than the 160/60 15 scooter tire but with more contact patch. As expected harder to move around in the shop. Not expected was how much easier it steers on the road, to the point that I may go back to the more trail position. Will put more miles on it as is before I make a decision. IMG_20201030_154202707.jpg IMG_20201130_170446958.jpg
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    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    Here is my new toy! This is the Mini Mate I picked up last week in PA. Probably will not get used until Spring but maybe Boss Monkey will be easier to talk into camping. She enjoys the RV but tent camping, not so much. Impressed so far. IMG_20201204_111843639_HDR.jpg IMG_20201206_153410327_HDR.jpg IMG_20201206_130637862.jpg Also has an add-a-room that attaches to awning.
  19. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    NEED SOME HELP FROM THE COLLECTIVE
    Since I completed repairs to my front wheel I have experienced a slight vibration under braking, not bad but noticeable. I have cleaned the rotors and have even replaced the pads. The wheel runs true and the rotors appear to be good with no visible imperfections. The wheel was balanced and runs true at speed with no apparent issues. The only changes since the split wheel is of course the new rim lips and a change in tire. I did go from the 160/60 m/c tire to a 145/65 auto tire. Any thing I am missing? What would be your next move? Thanks
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  20. DRONE

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    I'd check the caliper mounting points - pretty damn basic, sorry Bill, but gotta mention it - and after that, any chance there's some air in the line? You've already cleaned the rotors -- maybe actually pull them off and run an orbital sander over them?

    Any chance it's actually in the steering head and not down below?
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