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Postby uscgairdale » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:23 am

Since the two-place spends so much time on it's nose wheels I need to replace my old plastic ones. I've seen a bounch of wheels out there that people have been using, but what exactly are they? So far, it looks like Azusa wheels or even some scooter wheels. I like the electric scooter wheel option, but their diameter is 12.5 inches and I need something that's 12 inches or less. If you have something different than the stock nose wheel on your Lazair, what is it?

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Postby uscgairdale » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:25 am

Here's one of those scooter wheels. But I believe that it's just a bit too big.

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Postby Shannon » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:34 am

Looked around for a minute and came up with this one.
http://www.handtrucks.com/hand-truck-wh ... fm#details
12" x 2.5" with 1" axle.

and these two

http://www.mcmaster.com/
PN# 2497T138 and 2336T22

>>> and more wheels
http://fairbankscasters.thomasnet.com/c ... els-wheels?

http://www.rwmcasters.com/2007_catalog/ ... UAB_FN.pdf (10.9" x 4" - 1" axle)

Shorty what's on the two-seat you rebuilt ?
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Postby lazairiii » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:56 am

These look like a close match to the originals

http://www.hanglide.com/miva/merchant.m ... ory_Code=W
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Postby russell » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:45 pm

You might try Sun Metals. They are the same company that made the original wheels for my series 1. http://www.sunmetal.com

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Postby uscgairdale » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:58 am

Thanks for the good ideas guys. The idea of something very close to the original is very appealing to me, but I am concerned about durability on pavement. I think that the hand truck wheels may work out nicely and they should be nice and light too.

Got my AN4-80A bolts in the other day for the long bolt mod......$65. Ouch!

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Postby sparky » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:44 pm

dave, i have the phone # for the guy that has the mold for the plastic wheels, i bought 2 last summer for $30 each, he is in pickering ontario,if your intrested PM me
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Postby xgary » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:12 am

I got new tires and tubes for a 2 seater i rebuilt last year froma wheelchair supply Locally. Never got wheels but it might be a place to look.

These were the narrow ones with bearings
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Postby uscgairdale » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:55 am

I like the simplicity of the OEM plastic nosewheel, but I'll be operating off of a paved surface from time to time. Since a two place spends so much time on the nose wheels, I have decided to go with some Azusa nylon wheels.
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Postby xgary » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:04 am

I would give credit to some wheelchair wheels f you could get some cheap
most will hold 300 lbs or so laod rating i think
nose wheels likely never see even 50 each unless you wheelbarrowing.
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