[Healeys] New Post on my Blog...tire truing

Al Malin amalin at mac.com
Wed Sep 30 17:12:57 MDT 2015


Back in the Spring of 1963 my 1962 Tricarb had a number of broken spokes on its painted 48-spoke wire wheels. The local AH dealer told me to take them to the Harley Davidson dealer for repair. The parts cost was 15 cents per spoke and 15 cents per nipple, plus labor. After they trued the wheels and painted them they looked and ran like new.

BTW, I asked why the number of spokes replaced were greater than the number broke and they told me it was because many had frozen threads and broke when adjusted.

Al Malin

> On Sep 30, 2015, at 5:08 PM, David Nock <healeydoc at gmail.com> wrote:
> At the cost of the labor and spokes how can it be worth rebuilding wheels unless you want them to be original.
> New spokes painted are $6.00 a spoke and they have to cut all the spokes to save time. That’s $288.00 in spokes and a new 48 spoke pained wheel is $260.00.
> New Chrome spokes are $12.00 a spoke. That’s $576.00 in new chrome spokes and $368.00 for a new wheel.
> Not hard math to do. INstall new wheels.
> David Nock
> healeydoc at sbcglobal.net
> 209 948 8767
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