Who restores old wheels?

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Patti Beadles, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. I have an old Ducati that I'm doing a cosmetic restoration
    of.

    OK, I'm trying to do it is closer to the truth. The bike
    is in pieces, and has been for months, but I've made
    little progress. I'm finding that the wheels are a huge
    psychological stumbling block. Every time I go to work on
    the bike I look at the wheels, think, "pain in the butt!",
    and then go off to do something else.

    In reality, they aren't that bad, but the spokes and frames
    are a bit rusty:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whipartist/192036205/

    Doing them by hand just isn't going to happen, so at this
    point I'd rather pay someone to do it. I don't expect
    that the bike will ever see the road, so I only really
    care about looking halfway decent and having enough
    structural integrity to not keel over in my living room.

    Can anyone recommend a shop in the area that could do
    something like this at a not-exhorbitant price? Or does
    anyone with tools/experience to do it want to make some
    extra money?

    -Patti
     
    Patti Beadles, Apr 10, 2007
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  2. Don't know if they are any good, but google spit up velvet touch wheel
    repair. Couldn't tell if they are just cosmetic repairs from the
    website.

    jg
     
    jgar the jorrible, Apr 11, 2007
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  3. Patti Beadles

    name Guest

    http://www.bankeperformance.com/

    he is a wheel Meister, and up in the Santa Cruz Mountains


    my recommendation? replace the rim and spokes. (build new wheels on your
    hubs)

    Charles!



    (Patti Beadles) wrote in @blue.rahul.net:
     
    name, May 13, 2007
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  4. Even for a bike that's only being cosmetically restored, and
    isn't going to be ridden?

    -Patti
     
    Patti Beadles, May 13, 2007
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  5. Patti Beadles

    name Guest

    (Patti Beadles) wrote in
    wow, I do not know anyone who does that. Motorcycles are machines to be
    built, ridden and used.

    Cosmetic only?

    hmmmm
     
    name, Jun 4, 2007
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  6. Patti Beadles

    Ken Ward Guest

    Museums, collectors and artists build motorcycles (and cars and
    airplanes and etc) for display only, on a regular basis.

    Ken
     
    Ken Ward, Jun 5, 2007
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