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Velorex HD with 12 inch wheels--- How?
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BruceinHouston
Posted 10/22/2005 2:03 PM (#10995)
Subject: Velorex HD with 12 inch wheels--- How?



I have seen some Velorex with 12 inch (?) trailer wheels. How is that done? Hmmm, maybe a standard 1" axel is machined to replace the 20mm? Could it be that easy--- and safe? If this is all true, boy, I would like to buy one!

I am getting a 562.

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Bruce
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claude #3563
Posted 10/22/2005 10:54 PM (#11004 - in reply to #10995)
Subject: RE: Velorex HD with 12 inch wheels--- How?



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Dunno about all of them but there are some on the road that have converted to a regular torsion type trailer axle assembly stuck under the sidecar frame. Kind of a slick arrangement. You will see these at places like Tractor Supply.

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Sidecarrider
Posted 10/23/2005 8:26 PM (#11035 - in reply to #10995)
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Call Doug at Side Stider 818-780-5542
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Hack'n
Posted 10/26/2005 6:05 PM (#11126 - in reply to #10995)
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You won't need that much beef for the Helix, Bruce.

Lonnie
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claude #3563
Posted 10/30/2005 12:02 PM (#11223 - in reply to #10995)
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Bruce,
Should have mentioned this earlier as there are many options out there. One of the cleanest conversions is offered by Doug Bingham at SideStrider. It includes a bolt on beefed up swingarm, 1" spindle and a heavier Progressive Suspension shock. It uses a 12" wheel with a five bolt center.
Go to sidestrider.com and you will find the details. CALL SIDESTRIDER AT: (818) 780-1587


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Hack'n
Posted 10/30/2005 1:59 PM (#11224 - in reply to #11223)
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I also have a bolt on HD suspension conversion available for the earlier 15mm Velorexs. (The 20mm axle ones don't need beefing up nearly as bad).
A little different design than Doug's but the same basic principle.

Lonnie Cook
Northwest Sidecar
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