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Coach
07-06-2010, 09:01 PM
This is probably a dumb question but I will ask anyway. Would 24'' double wall wheels be ok on the back of the KC or would they be weaker than the 20''? Im about to buy new wheels for the KC Im building (since I broke one wheel) and was considering going with 24 but Im a big guy so I need it as strong as possible. Thanks

SirJoey
07-06-2010, 09:11 PM
Not a dumb question, Coach. It's not the rim that will give way, it's the spokes. Taller
wheels = less lateral strength. In a sharp corner or curve, your wheels may collapse like a taco, emphasis on MAY.

You CAN compensate, however, by widening the hub, ala Deltawolf, in which case you can even go on up to 26" wheels if
you like, although that's not advisable on a 2 person vehicle like the KC, but all things being equal, the 20s are the strongest.

BTW, example of dumb question: "What's a dumb question?" :jester:


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Coach
07-06-2010, 09:54 PM
Thanks SirJoey for that explanation. That makes sense. As much as I read over this forum I should have known that, thats why I considered it a dumb question but I couldn't remember why it might be weaker. I will have to think about this. Thanks again.

SirJoey
07-07-2010, 08:18 AM
You bet, Coach! Incidentally, U mentioned being a big guy, so there's that, PLUS the fact that it's a 2-person vehicle...
In this case in particular, I'd stick with the 20s & go with 48-spokers, too! They're practically bullet-proof!

I used 48-spoke 20s on mine, & I'm not a big guy at all, but I may wanna pick up a BIG GIRL on it sometime!
And I mean REALLY big! :laugh3:

Better safe than sorry, I always say. :)


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Coach
07-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Took your advice and ordered the 20s with 48 hole and doublewall. Will be doing other things to it until my wheels arrive. Am thinking about putting a top on it like you did yours later on when I can figure what type of material to use. I really like the looks of your KC. Thanks

fultondp
07-07-2010, 06:26 PM
Check this site for helpful top materials:

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php?t=3336

darren

babelloyd
08-03-2010, 08:02 PM
SirJoey: Where can I see your KC?

SirJoey
08-05-2010, 04:28 AM
SirJoey: Where can I see your KC?In Chappells, SC, where it resides. :jester:

PICTURES, however, can be found here: http://cid-9d0d4df6f50aafc2.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/08%20-%20The%20Kroozer

The SLIDESHOW option works best for viewing! :)


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stormbird
08-05-2010, 08:44 AM
I used 48-spoke 20s on mine, & I'm not a big guy at all, but I may wanna pick up a BIG GIRL on it sometime!
And I mean REALLY big! :laugh3:




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.................and pictures of the BIG GIRL ....................I'll get my coat...................

babelloyd
08-05-2010, 10:25 AM
SirJoey:

It is so beautiful! Wow! Naturally I have questions:

1) Where did you get the seats? What kind of seat are they?

2) For the basic frame, did you you use the same measurements as appear in the AZ plans?

3) What kind of pulley did you use for under the seats? Where did you get them?

4) In pic 32 and 51, what is the loop at the bottom left for?

5) What did you use for the roof?

6) In pic 81, why does the trailer hitch appear to be double when only the top part is in use?

Damn that thing looks amazing!

SirJoey
08-06-2010, 11:26 AM
SirJoey:It is so beautiful! Wow! Naturally I have questions:
1) Where did you get the seats? What kind of seat are they?
2) For the basic frame, did you you use the same measurements as appear in the AZ plans?
3) What kind of pulley did you use for under the seats? Where did you get them?
4) In pic 32 and 51, what is the loop at the bottom left for?
5) What did you use for the roof?
6) In pic 81, why does the trailer hitch appear to be double when only the top part is in use?
Damn that thing looks amazing! Thanx a lot, man!

Ok, let's see...

1. Seats are discontinued, old stock from Actionbent. I got a good deal on 'em at the time, buying
several at once, most of which had been returned, due to blems & various minor defects.

2. No, mine is a "sport version", if U will, over a full 1 foot shorter than the original, if memory serves.
I built it as short as I could possibly get by with. I can measure it & send U the dimension if U need it.
WIDTH, however, is per the plans.

3. The pulleys are just skateboard wheels which I grooved out. I just got lucky on the matching color!

4. Those are lock loops. Coveniently placed at all 4 corners, since it's a comparatively large vehicle,
with the backing nuts welded on to prevent removal by thieves, & also a nice way to lock 'er up
without risk of scarring any paint. I have them on MOST of my HPVs.

5. Not sure what that roof material is called, but it's about 1/8 thick, one side is kinda like white
formica, other side brown. Comes in 4x8 sheets. From the paneling dept at Lowes.

6. In that particular instance, I'm just pulling a simple trailer, hooked up directly to the hitch.
Other times I'll be using a universal joint. I have this same type of hitch on several of my rides:

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http://a.imageshack.us/img715/3853/dsc04737.jpg

Thanx again for the kind words! Hope this helps.


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babelloyd
08-06-2010, 02:30 PM
You're welcome, and thanks for the excellent info and tips!