Chalo wrote:It's nice to have choices, but this is really a step backwards from quality bicycle stuff... Motorcycle parts are for motorcycles. If you use some motorcycle parts and some bicycle parts, your bike will still be limited to the capacities of its bicycle parts. It will just be needlessly heavy and clunky in other regards.
Whiplash wrote:What I was asking for is a list of heights to wheel sizes so we moons can decide how close to a 26" we want to get.. like 19" moped with tire="x" MTB wheel with tire
We aren't talking about 20mph bikes here, we are talking 30mph plus and in many cases 40mph plus.
zombiess wrote:Moped rims are really the best for high power if you want small diameter wheel (I'm a small wheel high voltage lover). I'm keeping a close eye on my 20" bmx (16" moped size) wheel laced to my Cromotor because the brace angle (spoke entering the nipple) is at the max and the brass nipple could crack. A 16" moped rim would eliminate this possible issue. John even mentioned this to me in one of my posts as did my builder. A moped wheel would have eliminated this issue all together since they have angled eyelets.
Sorry if the pic makes you cringe John, I know you don't like it but it is what it is for now.
Chalo wrote:24" and 26" sizes (20" and 22" in motorcycle lingo)
biohazardman wrote:As far as spoke sizes go in a decent quality spoke thicker is stronger.
Bicycles have skinny spokes and lower loads,
mopeds have thicker spokes and a heavier loads, motorcycles are even thicker and cars well it's not a mute point that thicker spokes are stronger in a properly built wheel.
It is however difficult to build a decent wheel with the hub motors we use often being so big. Like others have said it would be nice if we had bicycle rims with the angled eyelets like the mopeds and motorcycles have as drilling bicycle rims is tedious work and can weaken things.
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