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    Default English wheel

    Hi ALL

    anyone thinking of offloading or selling an English wheel My son would love to learn how to use one

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    The boys at Motorretro at Parramatta have classes in metal forming, wheeling could be part of it if wanted.
    They also sell these Ewheels I did the patterns for a while back.
    Made in Oz so not cheap.
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    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

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    Talking english wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    The boys at Motorretro at Parramatta have classes in metal forming, wheeling could be part of it if wanted.
    They also sell these Ewheels I did the patterns for a while back.
    Made in Oz so not cheap.
    H.53FBD214-AD4F-494A-9815-8AF6EA8F2519.jpg

    thanks for the info

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    Here’s some better pics.
    Vaughan using one of their cast iron Ewheels prior to welding a bike tank together.
    Then he and Georgio are going over the welds on a big old Heine wheel.
    That first photo was Fargo’s wheel in my junk pile.
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    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

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    Thumbs up Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    Here’s some better pics.
    Vaughan using one of their cast iron Ewheels prior to welding a bike tank together.
    Then he and Georgio are going over the welds on a big old Heine wheel.
    That first photo was Fargo’s wheel in my junk pile.
    H.
    Thanks great pics

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    My understanding is that MotoRetro only made a couple of small production runs of those English wheels, they were about $4500 at the time. I enquired on them about 18months ago and was told they were no longer available.

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    Here’s a photo I took in March last year when I was out there.
    Best have a look on their website, they were still getting sets of post dollies cast recently.
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    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

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    I guess 18months ago we were heading down the path of stopping the country for bat stew virus, so possibly there was nil stock and no ability to supply at the time. Thanks, I might give them a call, I'd be very interested in obtaining one.

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    Adam, I was out at Motorretro today and they have one Ewheel not spoken for available now.
    The other one on the pallet is paid for but the bloke hasn’t got his shed together so can’t take delivery atm.
    They have enough machined bits to assemble a dozen or more.
    They have a Heap more castings on order but they will be months away.
    So if you want one ring them and speak to Vaughan, I mentioned you were after one and they have a deal going with H&F re cheap transport to them down your way.
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    Thanks, I’ll give them a call next week. I emailed the general enquiry address on the website a couple of weeks ago but never received a response.

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    This looks very similar to the moto retro wheel, from Melbourne
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    Quote Originally Posted by yhprum View Post
    This looks very similar to the moto retro wheel, from Melbourne
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