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Michael Callaghan08/04/2022 16:04:35
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Hi, it had to happen. Due to an house move I have lost the rear trailing wheels for my 5 inch Stirling single. I have looked into the cost of cast iron and it’s ridiculous what people are asking these days. What other materials can I use that don’t cost a small fortune. Thanks.

Jon Lawes08/04/2022 16:26:24
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Mild Steel?

Mark P.08/04/2022 16:35:44
625 forum posts
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How about some large bore steel tube / pipe.

Mark P.

Peter Ellis 508/04/2022 18:22:18
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S/H Fitness weights at a car boot sale ?

Michael Callaghan08/04/2022 18:43:28
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Thanks chaps, I will take a look

Luker09/04/2022 05:59:52
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Posted by Michael Callaghan on 08/04/2022 18:43:28:

Thanks chaps, I will take a look

One more option... You could laser cut the inners (blind river and/or solder) and shrink fit a tire on (hollow bar). The spokes are square anyway...

D.A.Godley09/04/2022 22:20:09
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Michael, Can I ask , what part of the country do you reside in  ? . And what diameter piece of cast iron are you needing to make the wheels ? .

Edited By D.A.Godley on 09/04/2022 22:21:58

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