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Wheel rim chrome..

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Wheel rim chrome..

Post  john87 on Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:39 am

Hi all,

Given a choice, what is the best, rechromed original rims, or modern pattern replacements???

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Post  A7 JWO on Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:01 pm

I had a Dunlop rim chromed at a place at Southend. Waste of time and money as they don't mop around the spoke nipples. Pattern rims are value for money and to be honest it is only an 81 Falcon not a Gold Star, so you won't get your money back. Dealers want 1900 for good Falcons, if they can get it.
I would be happy to get 1500 for mine which is restored and on the road. Look in Old Bike mart at Devon Rims advert.

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Post  kerabo on Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:52 pm

Dont know if anyone has seen the brand new rims and spokes fitted on nice painted FB hubs on eBay.
I think they were around the 160.00 mark

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Re: Wheel rim chrome..

Post  scootsx2 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:11 am

My rims were horrendously corroded so I sent the hubs to Buchanan Spoke and Rim here in the US. Buchanan is sort of the gold standard for building wire wheels on this side of the puddle. They built two wheels for me with new chrome rims and polished stainless spokes and nipples for around US$ 700 for the pair (this was a couple of years ago). By no means cheap but I have used them before and they do incredibly good work.

BUCHANAN SPOKE & RIM
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Re: Wheel rim chrome..

Post  Ted Snook on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:17 am

The best and by no means the dearest are Devon Rims. Why not check them out - never heard anything but good things about them.
https://www.devonrimcompany.com/
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