Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by joninflorida » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:26 pm

52 pan, what type of wheels weights are you using for standard 16" spoke wheels. Wheels are after market correct style star hub replica wheels.

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Re: Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by FL54 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Personally, I prefer the weights that attach to the spokes rather than the adhesive type on the rim.

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Re: Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 pm

I prefer the slide on wights that sit on the spokes.

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Re: Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 am

Spoke weights are good, and somewhat period depending on what era bike. Stick on type are definitely not period. However standard automotive lead clip on type for the lip of the rim were very common on old bikes as well and work just fine. Some folks use solder wrapped on spokes. If so be sure to use solid core only. Acid core will ruin the finish on spokes and rims.

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Re: Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by 48Doc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:44 am

I have had very good results with Ride-On Tire Balancer over the last five years. Check out the video on the net. You have the added benefit of some degree of puncture protection. I use one and one-half bottles in each tire (5.00x16), and rotate the front to back about every 3k.

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Re: Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by guppymech » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:39 am

Harley dealers stock spoke weights that slide on the nipples and they're made in USA.

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Re: Best wheel weights for new spoke wheels?

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Post by Andygears » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:22 am

I use the ceramic beads inside the tube. Sold by Amazon as a kit for about $15, they come with new valve cores and pour in thru the removed old valve core. They work and have no outside appearance. I've been told that star hubs take a slightly different seat each time the lugs are pulled, therefore need to be balanced in place on the bike.

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