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gray52 posted:

Just like to say how good this site is:) I have converted my c5 to a 24v version about 6years ago and it is great. Just looking for a new front wheel if anyone can point me in the right direction.
posted on: 09/11/2013 15:04:57

Dan posted:

Hi there and welcome to the website!

Thanks for your comments For the front wheel on a 24V c5 you need a metal one.  In the past I've bought kids bikes from car boots for a couple of quid just for the wheels.  I've got a plastic one you can have but I wouldn't recommend it, even on a 12V c5

If you need any help just shout
posted on: 09/11/2013 16:05:50

gray52 posted:

Hi Dan, thanks for the reply.This may explan why the wheel has broken on the rim. There is a local bike wholesaler near me i woll give them a try. So a normal 12" wheel will be fine? Are you going to make any 3D printed gearbox drives:).
posted on: 09/11/2013 17:57:16

dave posted:

Might have a spare 1 but might need the guts for the wheel will av a look in morning if your after a gearbox cog the big 1 that the belt sits on chas makes metal 1s and they look good saving up for 1 to put on my 24v touch ( wonder if he will pay monthy got loads of stuff forsale ) lol
posted on: 09/11/2013 18:19:23

C5mick posted:

Hi try this one on EBay, item no is 380666384734. Think they are £12.99 You have to open the gap between the front forks, and throw the white tyre, yuk Regards Mick
posted on: 09/11/2013 21:17:08

C5mick posted:

Just noticed this one has a purple rim, they do sell them with a plain steel rim, I had a couple a while back. Maybe worth asking before you buy and the £12.99 covers p&p also Mick
posted on: 09/11/2013 21:26:23

gray52 posted:

hi, just seen them. i have a 12" front tyre, and it says its a 12" wheel with a 12.5" tyre and tube? so will my 12" tyre fit? i have the schwalbe 12" front tyre so i want to keep this to match the rears.
posted on: 09/11/2013 22:20:38

C5mick posted:

Hi I would have to check to see if I have a spare Schwalbe 12", if so I will try it later today Mick
posted on: 10/11/2013 07:14:56

Pep posted:

Hi Guys I am using one of those wheels with a schwalbe tyre, it fits fine with no problems, I am planning to use the same set up on "Ernie" C5 No.2 Pep " />
posted on: 10/11/2013 09:53:19

gray52 posted:

Hi, where did you get that wheel from?
posted on: 10/11/2013 12:23:45

Pep posted:

Hi guy's The wheel is from ebay as above with a new hub and disc fitted by me, I welded the bracket to the forks myself for the caliper, then the forks have been powder coated in black. I am working on a replacement set of fork, then this set will be up for sale, if anyone is interested, it will be just the forks for sale but I will help you with the wheel where I can. Pep
posted on: 12/11/2013 21:14:48

kamztrad posted:

Hi Pep, I would be interested in your forks as and when they are available, I assume they have the mount you welded on to accommodate a calliper, are they the normal width or have they been widened to accommodate a wider wheel? My standard C5's forks are a bit bent and droopy I'm afraid, so yours would be a welcome replacement, please let me know when you no longer need them and how much they would be if that's ok, Cheers kamztrad
posted on: 13/11/2013 12:12:44

Pep posted:

Hi Kamztrad You are welcome to the forks, just cover the postage They have been opened out slightly to accept the newer hubs I will let you know when I have completed the replacement Pep
posted on: 13/11/2013 17:27:35

dave posted:

Think its 10 -15 mm wider a disc hub than the standard wheel that's were chas's plastic mod comes in no bending of the forks
posted on: 13/11/2013 18:07:42

kamztrad posted:

That's great Pep, thanks for the offer which I would like to accept, just let me know when you've done with them - liking your guess the picture medal Dave !!
posted on: 13/11/2013 18:55:21

dave posted:

Thank you lol what next a project 1 lol
posted on: 13/11/2013 19:02:06

gray52 posted:

hi Guys, I got a wheel from that ebay seller and fitted it. Had to separate the fronts but got it in after abit of messing about. Kept my tyre as well as it fitted fine. It now stops a lot better and seems smoother over bumps at the front, so was a very worth while upgrade:) dont want to sell it now as ive just been zipping about on it and the lights work perfect as well.
posted on: 14/11/2013 18:25:05