BC Wheel Mod

BC Wheel Mod

Post by Sofa » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 10:45:33


Well, you think the nubbins on the KH cranks were ankle smashers!

With the help of a hacksaw, a Dremel tool, and many beers  (I was
pleasantly suprised my handi work looked as good the next morning!) I
was able to get those enormous nubbins taken care of, providing much
better foot placement on the BC wheel, and still leaving an edge for if
I ever get to BC hopping.

My first session with the BC wheel left my ankles smashed and ***y
(no ankle protection with me last night)

This completely solved those issues.  I'm much happier with the Mod than
the original version!

The photo makes the tire look pink...it's red.  Looks super cool next to
the red UW w/ black tire!

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Post by andrew_carte » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:01:16

Congratulations, that looks great.  Now you need to post some videos of
you riding it.

I got back into BC wheeling a little the other day at the muni weekend.
I managed to get about 20m on mine which is a personal best and I had
some really slow runs where I stayed on for longer than I expected.
Mine's not quite as nice as that one.  I'll get one that style
eventually but at the moment I just have a couple of small round pegs
screwed directly onto the axle.

Aren't they great fun!

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Post by Sofa » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:02:54

..uhh.......my video camera is broken.....that's it!

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Post by Tim » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:23:20

nice! i want one but the cost to much for just  a wheel and platforms so
im going to make one once i get to use a welder and learn how to use it.
should be fun

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Post by one wheeled stallio » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 18:01:00

Very nice! I have a BC wheel and I'm having footplates made by a friends
father who is a steel worker! Hopefully will look as nice as that one!

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Post by joe » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 18:35:31

I think a BC is going to be my next project.

I dont have much money at the moment, so will try and do it cheap.

I will find a front wheel off a bike, and try and get some platforms
made. I might try and get some from Bedford.

I'll let you know how I get on....

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Post by one wheeled stallio » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 19:48:04

If these platforms turn out ok and are reasonably priced, I could try
and get you some?

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Post by Sofa » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 20:34:32

The reason I had to pony up and purchase the BC wheel was because the
homemade one from a bike wheel didn't hold up.

The Axel was too thin, and would bend the platforms down under the
rider's weight.

Perhaps a BMX axel would hold up better?

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Post by joe » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 20:46:59

Quote:

> *If these platforms turn out ok and are reasonably priced, I could try
> and get you some? *

OWS, that would be great if i could buy some if they turn out ok.
I am willing to send you money up front if it is needed. I will also
cover any other costs to send them to me.

Cheers,

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Post by U-Tur » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 21:31:04

Quote:

> *The reason I had to pony up and purchase the BC wheel was because the
> homemade one from a bike wheel didn't hold up.

> The Axel was too thin, and would bend the platforms down under the
> rider's weight.

> Perhaps a BMX axel would hold up better? *

A 14mm BMX axle would be much better.

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Post by one wheeled stallio » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 22:38:38

Joe, I'll see how they turn out but I won't be able to give you a riders
opinion on them tho, cuz I can't do it yet! But will send you pics when
they are finished.

The guy makes circus bike things for collectors so knows his metal work!
I'll find out if he's up for making some more. You'll need to find out
the axle diameter when you find your wheel for the hole, I don't know
mine yet! They should be powder coated in black too.

I'll let you know as I get more info,

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