looking at getting some head tube shells please? anyone sell them?
DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS ALSO on the flanged parts. I have used UHMW washers to similar effect in the past. Certianly easier to fabricate than what the instructions say, if I can get the right diameter tube locally. thanksThe ptfe is on the inside of the bearing against the bolt and on the upper edges of the flange against the upright.
at $15 each might be worth the gamble. I will certainly let the group know of my experiences if I go that route.Every mag wheel I've seen has a 3/8" axle so I've never attempted them. I have no idea if they'd be stronger or weaker than a 48 spoke 20" wheel. My suspicion is weaker as the designer would never have considered lateral forces and whilst spoked wheels aren't designed for that either there is plenty of evidence to show they can cope with them. I certainly like the look of them and I'd love them to be OK but certainly the axle and I suspect the "spokes" say otherwise. I also suspect that even if the 3/8 axle would cope any "spoke" failure would be swift and catastrophic unlike a traditional set of spokes which will fail slowly enough to not have you bouncing down the road.