the problem is this, O.G. wheels are 24" and use custom length spokes, making them costly.
using available parts we will build new alloy 26" wheels for the" one inch axle upgrade" and to retrofit onto O.G. axles
buy these parts
2 rims part number 14-290 from Mulero
2 boxes of spokes, stainless 10 gauge 245mm part number 58-290 from Mulero
tires and tubes and rim strips
4 W1B hubs from surplus center
2 single split lock collars from surplus center
Step 1: Drill the rims to fit the spokes
you must drill the rims for the spokes, the head of the spoke will not pass through so break out these bits
top to bottom
large bit is 3/8
next is 1/4 inch
smallest is a .173 also called a number 17, it is a bit larger than a 11/64 which will work in a pinch
the tool on the bottom is a burr remover, get one from any plumbing place
Step 2: Drill the largest hole first
work carefully, see inside the hole next to the valve stem? the bit kissed the aluminum of the inner wall when it broke through, try to keep this to a minimum. this problem is why we drill the 3/8 hole first, the next bit will clean up the work.
Step 3: Drill the inner wall next
see? the inner wall is all pretty again, the hole on the right is yet to be drilled. finish both rims this way.
Step 4: Now use the deburring tool
this cleans up the hole so the spoke heads fit like this. burrs will also cut the innertube so be diligent.