Are we due for new wheels?

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Are we due for new wheels?

Post by ironband » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:15 pm

I've noticed some of the vendors indicating that the BSA wheel quality has gotten pretty bad suddenly.

I looked at the calendar and realized it is 2019, ten years since the "new" wheels came out in 2009.

Before that, we got a wheel update in 1999.

Before that, looks like 1988 or so.

So 10-11 years seems to be the life expectancy of a wheel mold...

Do you think we're due for a new wheel soon? Anyone have the inside track with Kahoot?



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Re: Are we due for new wheels?

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 am

If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal.



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Re: Are we due for new wheels?

Post by bracketracer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:12 am

Vitamin K wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 am
If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal.
As long as it's some sort of marking that can't be duplicated with machining, I think that would be a great idea.

Or they could just make the wheels fast to start with. Factory BSA razors anyone?



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Re: Are we due for new wheels?

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:07 pm

bracketracer wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:12 am
Vitamin K wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 am
If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal.
As long as it's some sort of marking that can't be duplicated with machining, I think that would be a great idea.

Or they could just make the wheels fast to start with. Factory BSA razors anyone?
I suspect that those might suffer from durability issues? Maybe I'm wrong.



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Re: Are we due for new wheels?

Post by bracketracer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:27 am

Don't think "Unlimited acrylic razors", think "BSA wheel but without the wide tread". Mold some fluting on the inside face so you could tell if it's been thinned, leave the current markings on the outside face, maybe have the very outside edge as a raised band to keep the wheel off the tread bumps but leave the tread bumps as a telltale if the wheel has been cut smaller?



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