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#1 2012-10-31 10:24am

G33K
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Mad Maxx Wheel Build

So, I have sourced some Madd Max 36H NOS hubs and Rims. I just ordered some Sapim 12g spokes, but when I got them, I thought they were really dull. Apparently they are raw SS without any finish.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KoxL5XhTXuc/UJEsWY0KN5I/AAAAAAAAARs/USfvFYl0OUg/s704/20121031_082038.jpg

SO Today took them to work to have them electropolished. I will post the results.

The real question is; am I insane for drilling out a perfectly good set of hubs and rims? I really want that beefy look to go with the Madd Max!!

Thoughts?

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#2 2012-10-31 10:29am

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

I wouldn't...those rims look bad-ash enough without drilling them out...you really should sell them to me!lol


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#3 2012-10-31 4:04pm

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

I would say drilling out spoke holes is not optimal for strength, and ruins the part.


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#4 2012-10-31 4:16pm

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

This is all for show, I do not plan on riding them....


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#5 2012-10-31 4:48pm

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

Do t drill them , there's no benefit to the larger spokes other than weight !


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#6 2012-11-01 7:45pm

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

Here they are after electropolishing, ohhhhh soooo shiny smile

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ayqET5Vh0x4/UJMZrjlZMUI/AAAAAAAAAT4/Uh7siVxnnnw/s832/20121101_143052.jpg


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#7 2012-11-01 8:25pm

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

Being a Peregrine guy. Please do not drill out those parts. I would say if you HAVE to drill out Peregrine wheels. Use a set of standard 48H loose bearing hubs and standard 48H hoops. There are a lot more of those available and with 48 spokes it would be give you that bulky look you want.


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#8 2012-11-02 8:52pm

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Re: Mad Maxx Wheel Build

Alright already! I succumb to the community pressure to keep these wheels pristine, that and my wife calling me a dumbass... I will lace these with the originally intended 14g spokes. Anyone need some freshly electropolished 12g 180mm spokes??


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#9 2012-11-02 9:41pm

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Whew. That was close.smile


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