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Nitrowing

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Stronger axle & wheels
« on: 13, July, 2009 - 22:51:52 »
I would like to beef up the rear axle to take pit bike/ scooter type wheels - has any one here done this?

Karl

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Re: Stronger axle & wheels
« Reply #1 on: 14, July, 2009 - 12:54:02 »
The closest I've seen would be my project C5, built by Spike;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=266.0

Chris Crosskey also strengthened the rear axle for Lands End-John O Groats attempts. This was basically a re-inforcing bar across the back ,but it kept the standard wheels .

Otherwise I guess the strongest conversion must be either that used for the jet-powered C5  or Adam Harpers 150mph machine .

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Re: Stronger axle & wheels
« Reply #2 on: 10, August, 2009 - 14:29:16 »
mine snapped when i got crushed by a truck

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Re: Stronger axle & wheels
« Reply #3 on: 10, August, 2009 - 21:22:41 »
Bloody trucks, should'nt be allowed on the road !

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Re: Stronger axle & wheels
« Reply #4 on: 10, August, 2009 - 21:28:00 »
P.S Karl any ideas how much Spike would charge to do another frame mod, although it will more than likely be next year before i get C5 no.2, but i would like to update and make it better, quicker, brakes and gears, but it would have to look a basic C5 when complete ?

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Re: Stronger axle & wheels
« Reply #5 on: 10, August, 2009 - 22:42:54 »
P.S Karl any ideas how much Spike would charge to do another frame mod, although it will more than likely be next year before i get C5 no.2, but i would like to update and make it better, quicker, brakes and gears, but it would have to look a basic C5 when complete ?

Retro Andy 

Spike built what has now become my "Project c5"  as a one off so I've no idea if he would be tempted to build another .

It might be worth dropping him an email via his c5alive profile and asking him - it would be cool to see two of them running about  :)