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#251 2014-11-22 4:51am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

jbrown1168 wrote:

I got the rims almost ready to dye tonight, I still need to bleach them before dying due to the discolorations in fresh material as opposed to the old stained white. I grinded the spoke mounts down with a 28g roloc disc, then sanded my way up to 320 grit. I drilled first so I dust have to go back and de burr the holes. I'm going with yellow on the rim then black nips to chrome spokes to yellow hubs. Kinda original I know. wink these are staggered drilled not one in front of the next like it used to happen to 36 hole rims. This will be the fourth set of wheels I've built, so I'm still pretty novice at this.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k54 … xwxdjk.jpg

Just faint discoloration in the white. I might lower the valve stem area a bit also.
These are also not etched on the side wall so I have a stencil planned out for that.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k54 … afzgfw.jpg

Might paint the old stars white and hang them out as Christmas decorations.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k54 … yuryi8.jpg

Looks like a great job there mate, Love the look of the white rims with so many holes cool

Be sure to get them as clean as you possibly can or the dye may look slightly different on the "virgin" nylon smile


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#252 2014-11-22 8:38am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

oldschoolace wrote:

jbrown1168 wrote:

I got the rims almost ready to dye tonight, I still need to bleach them before dying due to the discolorations in fresh material as opposed to the old stained white. I grinded the spoke mounts down with a 28g roloc disc, then sanded my way up to 320 grit. I drilled first so I dust have to go back and de burr the holes. I'm going with yellow on the rim then black nips to chrome spokes to yellow hubs. Kinda original I know. wink these are staggered drilled not one in front of the next like it used to happen to 36 hole rims. This will be the fourth set of wheels I've built, so I'm still pretty novice at this.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k54 … xwxdjk.jpg

Just faint discoloration in the white. I might lower the valve stem area a bit also.
These are also not etched on the side wall so I have a stencil planned out for that.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k54 … afzgfw.jpg

Might paint the old stars white and hang them out as Christmas decorations.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k54 … yuryi8.jpg

Looks like a great job there mate, Love the look of the white rims with so many holes cool

Be sure to get them as clean as you possibly can or the dye may look slightly different on the "virgin" nylon smile

Thanks man. This project isn't for the weak! Sanding and blocking down the old spoke mounts is time consuming. Drilling 142 spoke holes wasn't an easy task either. It's also messy between the cutting, sanding, routering and drilling I have a mess to clean up. They should be cool when they are done. I need to figure up my spoke lenght once the hubs show up.


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#253 2014-12-01 9:49pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

71 spoke mocked up.
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k545/jbrown1168/2014-08/15CB123C-6C31-4C5A-A90F-A9FF6428ED42_zpsjybimgoo.jpg
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k545/jbrown1168/2014-08/6156A078-104F-4382-931D-D5D4BA09B86F_zpsbrhpguwo.jpg


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#254 2014-12-02 12:21am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Good idea with the nipple washers, with that many holes it should help spread the load a little.
They look super cool cool


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#255 2015-01-27 8:52pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

I'm gonna be doing this to a set of white skyways soon guys smile wont happen for a month or so smile


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#256 2015-01-27 9:23pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

great thread


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#257 2015-01-27 9:44pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

so just for clarification, when i try and do this should i get a old rim strip and use those holes or will that not work? If not, what can i use to formulate the holes for a 36 hole rim.


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#258 2015-01-27 11:40pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

You didnt show the interesting part. How did u put in the spoke holes?


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#259 2015-01-28 12:14am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Crashman wrote:

dedmann wrote:

i drilled and laced a set from tomandemmy big_smile
notice i drilled the holes as close to the edge as possible- strength wink



http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x163 … g~original

It's actually the angle of the spoke from side-to-side that gives the wheel its strength in that direction. That's why "dished" wheels are weak in one direction.

Hmm, would it not be better to cross the lacing over the center line of the rim to the opposite hole when lacing for strength in this circumstance? Just wondering.


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#260 2015-01-28 12:27am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Damn it, going to have to do this with a set of mags just to see if they hold up or not when you play on them. Good work guys.


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#261 2015-01-28 2:15pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Jeno007 wrote:

Crashman wrote:

dedmann wrote:

i drilled and laced a set from tomandemmy big_smile
notice i drilled the holes as close to the edge as possible- strength wink



http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x163 … g~original

It's actually the angle of the spoke from side-to-side that gives the wheel its strength in that direction. That's why "dished" wheels are weak in one direction.

Hmm, would it not be better to cross the lacing over the center line of the rim to the opposite hole when lacing for strength in this circumstance? Just wondering.

I think someone did that by using a convex cross-section in the rim design...and I think those rims also had nipple access holes in the sides rather than the center.


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#262 2017-05-05 8:22am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

oldschoolace wrote:

Been working on this idea for a while now and thought i would give you lot a sneak preview now the finish line is in sight.  big_smile

I started off with a tatty, damaged and hubless set of early etched logo skyways which Scorcher Mick was kind enough to let go at a good price.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010339.jpg


Then the unthinkable... turn away now if you are easily shocked  wink


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010340.jpg


Made a little jig for my router table


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010343.jpg


The first trial to see how they would take the cutter. It cut lovely with no chatter or splintering  big_smile


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010341.jpg


Final check of depth


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010344.jpg


The majority of the waste cut away


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010346.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010347.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 010345.jpg


After shaping with a dremel sanding drum and some elbow grease


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … ace/01.jpg


The finished rim once wet sanded and etched logo painted in


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 140136.jpg


Got some red anno suzue hubs off JT Racing and Del was kind enough to send me a few different sized decals to get the scale right inside the hub


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 111256.jpg


Laced them up tonight in a crazy pattern (spokes were too short  wink) just to see how they would take the tension. I actually shat myself nearing the end of the lacing as the rim was a real crazy shape but it trued up well and should be lovely when i lace them in a 3x pattern  big_smile


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040444.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040433.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040434.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040435.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040436.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040448.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x45 … 040449.jpg


Big thanks to Scorcher Mick, JT Racing and Del over on radbmx.co.uk for helping me make this possible  cool

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#263 2018-09-19 7:35am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

BADASS!

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#264 2018-09-19 8:01am

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

smile very cool.  I like your style.


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