pic: 179 Is riding on 4.5"

billet rims from Meyer

Can you provide a link to where you bought the wheels? Also, how is the tread attached?

You didnt actually make those… did you?

Looks like it is probably either this:
or this:

with some tread material added …

Those are nice. How many of them are you using? what is the coefficient of friction on the surface?


yep it’s the second link there (ADA Prowlers). These are beautiful and light. I saw them in a motorcycle shop 6 months ago, and the light went off. These are perfect! They shipped about 3 days after we ordered and gave us a multi wheel discount. As I assume they usually sell 2 at a time for the gas scooters.

very nice, howd you attach the tread to the aluminum?

Those wheels look really awesome. Did you get the belt from mcmaster or brecoflex? And how much for 4 wheels or however many you purchased?

That’s wedgetop conveyor belting from McMaster

I still would like to know how the tread is attached, but I have another question too. Is the area on the wheel underneath the tread totally flat? Or sis you have to do something to it to get the tread to sit in there right?

beautiful =)

what kind of rims are those? how do you get the tread to stick to the rims? my team had a lot of trouble with that two years ago when we tried to cover custom aluminum rims with linitax. sorry to change the subject, but i am curious.

same here.

I just found this thread again, and I remember how effective they were (grumble grumble ;)). Out of curiosity since the picture of the wheel doesn’t make a means obvious, how were the wheels driven? Live axles? Dead axles? Custom hubs? Fairy dust?

As far as I can remember they had a sprocket bolted to them and they rode on a dead axle, hence the bearings in the wheels.

Those wheels have bearings in them, which leads me to believe that you will be powering the wheel but not the shaft.

How do you expect to do this? The hubs on those look really small, there’s really nothing there but spokes. It looks like it would be hard to attach a sprocket.

Other then that, they look ideal!

They already used these wheels back in 05

better view
Yes the wheels ran on dead axles. We welded a flange to the hub of the rim and had to clean out the Id (from weld deformation) on a lathe to re-seat the bearings back in there. The flange and sprockets were 3/16" aluminum cut on a waterjet. One thing I liked about these was that you could squeeze the bearings by tightening the wheel shaft, and not cause binding - so the wheel spun freely. The dual sprocket wheels just used spacers and longer bolts off those same flanges. Very heavy duty wheels, I’d like to do that again.