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Please help me find where to buy a rear wheel 18x10 but with the original pattern, I do not want to change the front wheel due to the replacement of the rear wheel.
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Hello
Please help me find where to buy a rear wheel 18x10 but with the original pattern, I do not want to change the front wheel due to the replacement of the rear wheel.
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You are looking for the CycleHouse Replicator M109R rim,,, Someone posted about a month ago said that Meancycles has them in stock,,,
 

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Look into having yours widened.

You would be looking for a machine shop. For them, the process is not that complicated.

When I was looking at going this route, I found that I could get the rear widened and both the front and rear chromed for less than the price of the replicator wheel.

It would require some leg work on your part to find the place to do it, and a little down time while it is done, but it may be worth at least looking into for you.
 

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Look into having yours widened.

You would be looking for a machine shop. For them, the process is not that complicated.

When I was looking at going this route, I found that I could get the rear widened and both the front and rear chromed for less than the price of the replicator wheel.

It would require some leg work on your part to find the place to do it, and a little down time while it is done, but it may be worth at least looking into for you.
IMO, I would NOT go this route. Read this:
The danger in Kosman Weld-ups and
PHOTOS OF KOSMAN'S CRACKED RIMS
 

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:agree: :agree: :agree: :agree:

I have the 280 Metzler and have over 8,000 miles on it since going to the 18X10 rim and hardly any sign of wear!

-Cameron C.
 

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:agree::agree::agree:

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I would agree not to go with that welder.

There are plenty of competent welders out there though, so do not be so quick to write off the entire idea.

From the look of pictures of the cracks, that does not even look like the process I discussed with a local machinist who reports he has done many wheel widenings on wheels and never had any kind of cracking. According to the guy I talked through it with, the welds should be 1.5" on each side of the center of the wheel. Looks like kosman cuts and mounts the very edges, rather than using only the center core from the 9 wheel and using the bulk of the wheel from the donor blank. I am not a machinist, but that sounds like a big difference in load carrying capability.

There are plenty of welds on your bike already that, I presume, are holding just fine.

If you are going to bail on every idea that gets a bad report or two, then maybe it is time to trade out the swingarm and transmission.

Do what makes you feel right.

Let's just not jump on every alarmist naysayer bandwagon.
 

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If you are going to bail on every idea that gets a bad report or two, then maybe it is time to trade out the swingarm and transmission.
Those are not the only ones,,, and that has happened on MANY other bikes as well,,, so it is NOT a knee jerk reaction.
 

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Those are not the only ones,,, and that has happened on MANY other bikes as well,,, so it is NOT a knee jerk reaction.
How many?

Compared to how many swingarms and transmissions?

I am not saying it is knee jerk, just that the idea is sound even if some executions of the idea are poorly done.
 

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No. You will not get the original pattern, which is why I am comparing getting just the rear replicator to getting both wheels new with tires.
 
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