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Post by kevhaywire on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:12 am

I'm having a wheel whoring moment again and fancy something a little different.

Anyone have experience of fitting centre lock hubs to a road car?

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Post by junkie on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:17 am

None at all but go for it, then when you wanna have another whoring moment i will take it all of your hands.
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Re: Centre lock wheels

Post by kevhaywire on Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:20 am

It seems all the best and lightest 5 spoke wheels are magnesium centre lock jobbies....

AFAIK, the wheel locates onto little pegs on the brake disc and you have a long threaded tube poking through the middle of the wheel, which the centre nut screws onto. I know it's for quick and easy wheel changes in the pits, but I'm a tart and want them on a road car Very Happy

I'll have a look on Demon Tweeks and Rally design for the parts !

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:51 am

Kev, you are such a wheel whore! Wink

Interesting option though. Are the weights that significantly different to the wheels you currently have? I'm assuming that's the reason for your pondering...

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Post by kevhaywire on Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:24 am

Absolutely. My all time favourite 5 spoke is a Speedline centre lock magnesium fella, weighs about 6Kg in 17" size, which is 3.2Kg lighter than my current 17s!

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Post by KipVR on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:27 am

Usually light as hell due to the high magnesium contents, but often weaker as a result which on a road car with potholed roads and stiff suspension isn't always a good choice. They might also be a lot easier to nick!
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Post by kevhaywire on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:52 am

Good points, plus they corrode to pieces - badly - as magnesium doesn't like water Laughing

It's not a pure mag wheel I'm after, but rather a mag alu composite, which gives the strength and lightness in one Very Happy

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Post by mic_VR on Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:08 am

Can I have your Rota's then? Wink
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Post by kevhaywire on Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:37 am

Yes you can sir!

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Post by mic_VR on Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:31 pm

Excellent, I'll get saving!
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Post by mic_VR on Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:50 am

So those Rota's surplus to requirements yet Kev? Wink
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Post by kevhaywire on Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:55 am

Nope!

They're only about £500 new mate Very Happy

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Post by mic_VR on Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:24 am

haha! But I can't steal all your ideas chap!
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Post by kevhaywire on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:29 am

Been meaning to ask, who the fun is that in your Avatar? I can't tell if it's you with a wig on or just someone who uncannily looks like you, LOL!
Is he one of the Osmands ? Very Happy

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