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Where can I buy a 48" bike wheel? Answered


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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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-06-28


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)lemonie2010-06-28

the whole bike seems expensive. I just want the front wheel. But thanks

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lemonie (author)T_T_2010-06-28


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)lemonie2010-07-02

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

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lemonie (author)T_T_2010-07-02


! Bummer.
(specialist bits eh?)

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Re-design (author)T_T_2010-06-29

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.

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rusheggie (author)2010-08-13

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

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T_T_ (author)rusheggie2010-08-14

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?

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rusheggie (author)2010-08-13

just found this: http://www.rptrading.biz/SteelWagonWheels.html considerably cheaper, they make custom sizes

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T_T_ (author)rusheggie2010-08-14

thanks but those wheels look way to heavy

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