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patentgeek

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Rim Sizes?
« on: August 27, 2017, 04:42:58 am »
My Nuovo Falcone project came with a WM2-18 front rim and a WM3-18 rear rim as detailed below.  I suspect that at least one of these rims is not original given the Akront / Borrani mis-match.

Front Wheel: Akront 18-1.85.36-S-118S
Rear Wheel: Borrani WM-3/2.15-18/36 RM-01-4402

Are these the correct widths?  The parts manual seems to indicate a WM3 for the rear, but I don't see a specification for the front.


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Re: Rim Sizes?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 12:02:01 am »
The stock rims aren't the same part number:
Front
http://ecommerce.agostinimandello.com/search.php?orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=10610300&submit_search=
Rear
http://ecommerce.agostinimandello.com/search.php?orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=10630500&submit_search=

Unfortunately, I can't check the zizes, as mine have been restrung in stainless (same both ends I think)


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Re: Rim Sizes?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 09:10:35 am »
they were originally both WM3/2.15

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 10:52:10 am »
That's interesting huub; why would they have different part numbers if they're both the same I wonder...  ???

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Re: Rim Sizes?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 02:13:32 pm »
Angle of the spokes might be different, and thus the angle of drilling of the rim.


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Re: Rim Sizes?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 04:15:48 pm »
Yes, i suppose that would make sense...

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Re: Rim Sizes?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 05:11:54 am »
Thanks for the replies!  I'm planning to replace the current Akront and Borrani rims and will likely stick with my current WM2/ WM3 front/rear setup in conjunction with a 3.25 width front tire and 3.5 width rear tire.  I'll probably use Takasago Excel flanged rims, which look very similar to vintage Borrani rims but are substantially stronger.