A set of the Skike 5" wheels,tires, and tubes would be $164 to my doorstep. I'd be in on a beetbocks group buy if he were under $225 for a full set up. Is that possible though with billet?Jan Christian wrote:If we get ten people wanting the 5 inch 3 piece wheel that beetbocks make, he could maybe order a batch. You still have to get the rubber tires from skike because suppliers wont sell them.
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Me too! Thats definitely going to be my second build. Would using MBS trucks be too goofy?torqueboards wrote:I also want them to fit on regular longboard trucks and not have to use MBS trucks. I want a hybrid
I use my board mainly for commuting purposes - for my purpose there isn't much needed for 8" wheels and it would add to the bulkyness of transporting the board. I think 6" would be perfect IMO. If it was for fun I'd put on 8" MBS wheels. Also the fact that with standard longboard trucks and the size of the axle there isn't much space to add the MBS wheels. You can use SurfRod trucks and extend the axle 10mm's to accommodate for the MBS wheels.drmacgyver wrote:Me too! Thats definitely going to be my second build. Would using MBS trucks be too goofy?
Also, how would we have to reconfigure motor KV and gearing for 6" pneumatics/MBS wheels?
Yeah, my roads are pretty bad too. I actually should switch to MTB wheels so I can go through potholes and curbs. I found some 6" x 1 1/4" Pneumatic Tires. I'll have to wait till Monday and maybe purchase a set to see if I can get them modified to fit standard longboard wheels. They are cheap though although I guess in the end - we'll have to pay about $40-$50 per wheel anyways.drmacgyver wrote:Mines for commuting too, but the roads are rough here. My legs feel a little jello-ish after riding from the vibrations (anyone else get this effect?). I've never actually seen a MTB in person, but the Beetbocks urban commuter looks perfect with it's size wheels, so I can understand what youre saying about MTB wheels = overkill.
I'm going to take some pictures along my commute of the different quality roads and posting them to a thread. I think we need a way to compare the roads our boards are being subjected to. It's one (important) variable that should be factored into our builds, as it definitely affects performance results. Im not sure if there's any way to measure this except for a visual comparison. The videos are helpful though!
Woohoo! I'm going to order some this week as well.torqueboards wrote:Longboard trucks are 8mm bearings 10mm spacing 8mm bearing = 26mm width or 1.02" height these are 1.25".
I was actually thinking if we can just grind down both ends of that caster wheel and mount it to a regular set of longboard trucks. I think it should be doable.
I can't wait for these granny wheels on my eboard. Grandma's going to be Hey! Those are my wheels. lol
Pedi - Do you know if the MBS need only a simple bearing swap or would the actual hub not fit around the axle of a longboard trucks.
Psychotiller - Nice find - Those look exactly like the ones that I found.
Good question! I tried them just now on my Original S10 trucks and the hub is wider. I guess you could use Surf-rodz or Rey trucks' extendable axle.torqueboards wrote: ...Pedi - Do you know if the MBS need only a simple bearing swap or would the actual hub not fit around the axle of a longboard trucks.
Haha.. good to know. Thanks for the insight. I guess, grandma's wheels need to be legit or someone's going to get a lawsuit and catch a case. Grandma's wheelchair can't slip on water or else.Pediglide wrote:Good question! I tried them just now on my Original S10 trucks and the hub is wider. I guess you could use Surf-rodz or Rey trucks' extendable axle.
But I would still prefer the caster wheels over the MBS. Those tire threads on the caster's are better than the MBS.
Yay! So when is the river run gonna be?psychotiller wrote:...
Woohoo! I'm going to order some this week as well.
hehe I use a lot of tires. In Norway its 29 pounds for a complete wheel. Thats to much for a student in the long run. I used to order 4 rubber tires from here for 16 euro: www.skike.com but its not allowed anymore.But for £18 for a complete wheel .. I'll just swap it , whole