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swolf
10-13-2008, 03:51 PM
I have a '47 UL and I'm looking for some referrels for someone to rebuild my hubs, lace in new spokes/nipples, and true the rims. The front rim has a small flat spot on the flange that will need to straightened. The rims are original, chrome and in good shape. Can anyone recommend someone who is good quality, reputable, and reasonably priced (ok, well maybe two out of the three)?
Thanks,
John

willardsmarts h-d parts
10-15-2008, 08:23 PM
I have a '47 UL and I'm looking for some referrels for someone to rebuild my hubs, lace in new spokes/nipples, and true the rims. The front rim has a small flat spot on the flange that will need to straightened. The rims are original, chrome and in good shape. Can anyone recommend someone who is good quality, reputable, and reasonably priced (ok, well maybe two out of the three)?
Thanks,
John Hi my name is Jeff with willardsmarts h-d parts$ sales we can do them. Never had one come back. Reasonably Price is if thay dont need a lot of work? I just did a set of 5.00 X 16's all stock for my 1946FL from all the way apart to tires on two days Jeff willardsmarts 801-920-9574 AMCA 9583

23JDCA 808
10-16-2008, 09:03 AM
I had a good experience with http://www.buchananspokes.com/
They laced up a hub and wheel, their spokes, for the rear wheel on my 1923 HD. ...bill in oregon

jmanjeff
10-16-2008, 06:53 PM
I had a good experience with http://www.buchananspokes.com/
They laced up a hub and wheel, their spokes, for the rear wheel on my 1923 HD. ...bill in oregon

There new site is http://www.buchananspokes.net

milw.pirates
10-16-2008, 07:36 PM
John,
I will agree with the rest,sent my OEM ,26 hubs, and repro,McRoberts clincher rims to Buchanans spoke and wheel,for stainless spokes,nickle nipples,lacing and trueing,a bit pricey but your getting a quality job.

Ken S. # 6457

Paps
10-16-2008, 07:42 PM
I haven't check out Buchannans' lacing prices but I do like their spoke and nipple line. The statement of a bit pricy puzzles me though. I have laced many a wheel and I don't think anyone would want a quote from me for doing it. A quality lacing job takes time, patience, and accurracy. Paps

milw.pirates
10-16-2008, 08:05 PM
Paps,
Don't get me wrong,I did get a quality job,fast service,and they had to make the spokes for my board tracker wheels, not a common size, thats where the extras come in.
and if I need more work in future I will use them again.
Ken S. #6457

jmanjeff
10-16-2008, 08:44 PM
I haven't check out Buchannans' lacing prices but I do like their spoke and nipple line. The statement of a bit pricy puzzles me though. I have laced many a wheel and I don't think anyone would want a quote from me for doing it. A quality lacing job takes time, patience, and accurracy. Paps

LACE & TRUE MOTORCYCLE WHEEL - 40 spokes or less $97.00

Paps
10-16-2008, 09:37 PM
I don't know how they can offer a quote like that. Sounds like a good deal to me. That price would beat mine. And ?? The guarantee tolerance ? 1/32" is factory spec., all over. Of course, I personally try to get the wheel as true as possible. I know...overkill... when I nail it to within .005" to .010" all over. If the rim is decent, these tolerances are always possible. Glad I don't do it for a living. ;) And no ! I don't want to do any but my own. ;) Paps

swolf
10-18-2008, 10:12 PM
Jeff, Bill, Jeff B, Ken, and Paps,
Thanks for replying with the advice. I'll get out the phone on Monday and start making some calls. I'm starting the long restoration journey on the UL.
John