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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by silent rick, Mar 30, 2020.
how do you balance them? i suppose i can take them to a bike shop. any other ways to do it?
I run them and have never balanced them. there is not much there to balance. never had a problem.
Any shop with cup and cones should be able to balance it in a regular balancer.
Iknow the newer snap was n machines and corgi ?? It’s a high end European tire machine have small diameter shaft and fit more wheels.
what about a bubble balancer ?
How about "balancing beads"?
bearing is too small to fit over my bubble balancer. that's why i'm thinking bike shop.
another idea i was thinking about
planning on towel city's narrow front runners on a pair of hallcraft wire spindle mount wheels.
You could remove and remove the bearings and scrub all of the grease off, reinstall using light oil on the bearings. That way you could determine how out of balance, where the heavy spot is, being at the bottom at rest. That is how we did them at a tire store in the 60's. Look at this link.
I did not balance mine and have no shake at 133 mph.
yeah but you don't go very far, just a 1/4 mile at a time.
You forgot the shutdown, and the return road.
think i'll start out with the static method. should the spindle be level? i think it would have to be, wouldn't it?
I have the beads in a car dolly I tow behind a motorhome. They seem to work well.
Had 'em on a tbucket years ago. Put a shitload of miles on them. Never needed to balance.
You might try running them first. May not need balancing. My fronts are not balanced and do fine.
Never balanced mine and no problems
Back in the 60's there was a balancer that spun up the wheels on the car. They incorporated some sort of a strobe light system to indicate where to put the weights and how much weight You might be able to find one in an old shop that has been around since the 60's or 70's. Good luck
I race and street drive mine. I have done drag week for several years. I have never balanced them and they go almost 200 mph. You might be trying to solve a problem that's not there.
That's because your fronts rarely touch the ground except for right at the start!
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