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Robert's Heavy-Duty Spoked Wheels

Robert is now supplying some very heavy-duty,
wide-hubbed spoked wheels.
Perfect for full scale WWI planes
with BIG heavy engines.

Below are a series of images showing the procedure
for lacing the wheels with their spokes.

(All the images below are thumbnails.
Click on the image for a much larger one to view.)

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The Beginning. Everything all laid out
and ready to go.
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Set up both hubs like this.
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Starting inserting the spokes.
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Here we go with one side done.
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Spokes are in both sides and we're ready
to start on the hubs.
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All the spokes are in and we're starting
the real lacing.
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This images shows any two spokes that run
parallel will be four holes apart (three empty
holes in between ) on the rim 
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Any spokes that cross at the hub will be
10 apart (9 holes in between  )
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A wheel that Bryan laced would look like this
and need to be re done by removing the
spokes and installing them one hole pattern
aft in the hub 
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After all the spokes are in, it's time to start
tightening down the nuts.
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Getting all of them the same is the last step.
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Almost done.
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Robert makes it look awful easy!!!

Two welded hubs sell for $195 per pair and have a larger inside hub
with a bolt hole pattern for a brake.

Wheel kits ready to be laced with 2 tires, 2 tubes and 2 bearing sets
sell for $495. This also includes a step-by-step detailed video.

The weight of 2 hubs is "about" 2 lbs.
(We couldn't get them to register on a digital scale.)

The weight of ONE wheel complete with tire and tube is 18 lbs.
So, two COMPLETE wheels will weigh 36 lbs.



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