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Where can I buy a 48" bike wheel?


I want make a high wheel bike but I don't want to make the giant wheel. A solid tire would be nice to.

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lemonie7 years ago

It would help to tell people where you live (roughly).
I'd go looking for "penny farthing spares"
E.g. http://www.hiwheel.com/antique_replicas/excelsior_standard.htm

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T_T_ (author)  lemonie7 years ago
the whole bike seems expensive. I just want the front wheel. But thanks
lemonie T_T_7 years ago

I agree on the price, but my original thought was to look for "penny farthing spares". They sell spares, but aren't listing 48" wheels at the moment...

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T_T_ (author)  lemonie7 years ago
I emailed hiwheel.com and asked if they could send just the wheel, but it would've costed $700. I might as well just buy the whole bike. or make it myself
lemonie T_T_7 years ago

! Bummer.
(specialist bits eh?)

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Re-design T_T_7 years ago
A 48" wheel, IF you can find it won't be cheap. It's going to be as much as a compete bike. There is almost no demand for a 48" bike wheel. And not just any 48" wheel will work, You have to have a peddle driver wheel. You and maybe two other guys somewhere are looking for these.
T_T_ (author)  lemonie7 years ago
franklin Idaho
rusheggie6 years ago
i assume you saw this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-farthing-in-progress/ anyway, i am thinking an old buggy or chariot wheel might work
T_T_ (author)  rusheggie6 years ago
yes I did look at that. problem is I don't know how to do the spokes. plus, would I even be able to get spokes that big?
rusheggie6 years ago
just found this: http://www.rptrading.biz/SteelWagonWheels.html considerably cheaper, they make custom sizes
T_T_ (author)  rusheggie6 years ago
thanks but those wheels look way to heavy