Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fixing wheels

Wheels are the hardewst item to get a perfect casting from. I have found that if you can get most of the spokes to come out they will provide the streangth for the wheel. These 40mm whells are easier as they are larger.

Step 1 find a likely candidate for repair.

Step 2 file the wheel flat on the rim and file a notch on the inside of the rim.

Step 3 cut a flat toothpick to size and cover with white glue and place one end against the inner spoke or hub and the other end in the notch on the outside rim.

Step 4 Repeat untill all the wheel is fixed.