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Offline ramwing7

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Wheels?
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:11:28 AM »
I have a question about wheels.
I have a couple of rusted rims, 19 x wm2 and 18 x wm2 in size.
Will there be a problem if I replace them with 2.15 rims?
Thanks.

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Re: Wheels?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 08:20:12 AM »
Next size up from WM2 is WM3, is that what you mean?
Depends on the bike, and as you haven't mentioned it, who knows? :-\

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Re: Wheels?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 02:50:13 PM »
The bike is a 1963 Norton Electra.
The wheels I'm asking about aren't sized by WM2, 3, etc.
They're labeled 19 x 2.15" 40 spoke.

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Re: Wheels?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 04:18:40 PM »
http://www.britishcycle.com/Manuals/Wheel_rim_tyre_sizes.pdf

2.15 are WM3. No idea how that relates to an Electra though.

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Re: Wheels?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 09:07:30 PM »
Oddly, Central Wheel have 2 different pages that mention the Norton Electra,
one as WM2 and one by rim width.

https://www.central-wheel.co.uk/budget-chrome-rim-19x1-85-norton-full-width-electra-navigator-atlas-commando.html
https://www.central-wheel.co.uk/norton-rim-spoke-set-dominator-atlas-alloy-hub-front-rear-19-wm2.html

Is what ye ask what you have, or what you want to fit ?
Fitting wider than original often causes more problems than it solves ?