DIY Bike Wheels Welded With Rebar

Barbie Espinol

[Liebregts] is working on a trike style, and desired a pair of wheels to go up front. Common bicycle wheels would not do, as they’re not built to work with a single-sided guidance. They also wanted to be capable to mount disc brakes. Thus, they established about building a established of custom wheels to do the career.

The create started with a normal established of 20″ bike wheel rims with all the spokes taken out. A ring of steel rebar welded on the internal perimeter gave the rims a lot more power. A set of hubs and axles had been then fabbed up with a welder and lathe, with provisions for bolting on disc brake components. Lengths of rebar were then welded in as non-adjustable spokes. Subsequent, it was time for a coat of paint. Last but not least [Liebregts] mounted the tires and brakes, and identified as the work performed.

Of course, it is attainable to purchase wheels specially for trike builds. Nevertheless, [Liebregts] discovered it complicated to obtain specifically what they required, specifically the place the disc brake choice was worried. The most effective choice was a personalized construct.  The ensuing wheels are clearly substantially heavier than conventional bicycle wheels, but they’re also probable a reasonable bit much better, much too. If you require to weigh down a tarpaulin, for instance, these wheels may well just do the trick.

We have seen some other ridiculous wheels on trikes ahead of, much too! Oh, and who claims wheels have to have to be a complete circle, in any case? Creative imagination will in no way stop to amaze!

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