I've been searching for awhile for suitable wheels and tires so my children can participate in MiniGP events and it's been a lot of headache not to mention the costs.
My son's CRF50 was a reasonable financial expenditure but the costs for my daughter's CRF110 I do not believe to be reasonable. The tires alone are $200 for the set and the wheels have to be built as I was unable to find a ready-made solution that I could simply buy.
It got me wondering about the tools for building spokes. Has anyone seen such a tool? My understanding is that there's a certain bending that needs to happen to get the spokes to go at the correct angle and then crimped at the hub and threaded at the rim. Would I be able to find such tools and skilled labor at a bicycle shop? What about the hoops? Where can I source them?
Because of time, I'm "stuck" with a 4-digit solution. But if we continue with this for any length of time, I'd like to have a plan for wheel replacement. Ideas?
-My 06 Fireblade
-Her 02 CBR600F4i Custom Suspension
-My 07 CRF230F sold
-My 97 XR100
-07 CRF50F son's
-92 CB750 She lets me ride it, Jetted
-13 CRF110F, 01XR50 Daughter's
Because 12,000 RPM makes me feel better