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Thersby Wheel Repairs
#1
Got to give a thumbs up to Roy Thersby  Cool

http://thersbywheelrepair.co.uk/

A nice old-school engineer who did a top job in good time for not crazy money.

His place (basically a double-fronted house in Stockton) is a veritable Aladdins cave of Engineering - you lot would love it. I knew from the race bike in the hallway and the frame on the stairs I'd come to the right place  Laugh  It was refreshing that when he didn't have an adapter the right size he 'just made one'.

Anyway, you lot should bear him in mind, especially given the Explorer wheel he showed me that had corroded the rim at every 2nd spoke, and his tales of 2-day rebuilds per BMW spoked wheels  Wink
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#2
Good to hear.

What were you doing there.....
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#3
Getting a wheel repaired
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#4
I could see that coming...

What off to be more precise Rolleyes
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#5
Laugh  I couldn't resist.

It is a front wheel from a KTM 1290 Adventure.....






....I'm planning to de-spoke my 1190  Wink
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#6
You little rascal.
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#7
Spokes do weaken - when you leave your bike stood for months. Just saying!
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#8
Good job my monkey doesn’t have spokes  Laugh

He also showed me some non-spoked wheels which had corroded through from the inside in a few places - apparently because no one cleans them inside at all when tyres are changed, so crap just eats away in there.
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(04-09-2018, 08:20 PM)lbk Wrote: Spokes do weaken - when you leave your bike stood for months. Just saying!

That’s rich coming from you. The man who could find his bike for inches of dust.
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(05-09-2018, 06:48 AM)DrMarten Wrote:
(04-09-2018, 08:20 PM)lbk Wrote: Spokes do weaken - when you leave your bike stood for months. Just saying!

That’s rich coming from you. The man who could find his bike for inches of dust.

Don’t make me break you!
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#11
Got my second wheel on the way - from Poland!!!*

Does no one here crash these fuckers  Laugh

Big question - do I leave them black or paint them orange?




*at least I hope it’s coming...
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#12
Seen this done before....

Orange in the centre, hub and then fade to black halfway down the spokes to black on the rims...
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#13
Sounds expensive  Laugh

I reckon it’s all OJ or nothing. Probably stick with black - will hide flung chain oil, and that’s the colour they are already.
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(14-09-2018, 10:06 PM)Ledwardio Wrote: Got my second wheel on the way - from Poland!!!*

Does no one here crash these fuckers  Laugh

Big question - do I leave them black or paint them orange?




*at least I hope it’s coming...

Probably was a Brit bike but got robbed and ended up over there,
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In Madness You Dwell

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#15
Get them painted orange man. What’s wrong with you!.
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#16
(15-09-2018, 07:59 AM)lbk Wrote: ... What’s wrong with you!.

Where to start Kev, where to start Laugh
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#17
It’s not difficult with a wheel Lee....
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(15-09-2018, 12:28 PM)DrMarten Wrote: It’s not difficult with a wheel Lee....

Using a wheel to diagnose what’s wrong with me? That’s Welsh Witchcraft!
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#19
Not in the least.

Due to its inherent design.... you start at one end of the rim...spin it 360 degrees....and you come back to the start....
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#20
Deep man
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