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Vintage wheel identification
« on: November 25, 2020, 04:03:59 AM »
Trying to ID this wheel. Found at a garage sale.

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 08:31:23 AM »
Don't recognise it, though judging from the size and construction of the drum, and the diameter of the spindle, it's off a light weight.

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 07:28:38 PM »
Thanks. I forgot to post the size. Tire is 4.50x18. Rim is 3-1/2" wide with 40 heavy duty spokes.

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 10:51:50 PM »
Hi Steve,

Pretty sure it's Indian Scout, somewhere between 101 (late 1920s) and 741. There are a couple of different hub widths - let us know if you want a positive id. Not often seen in the UK, but not unusual out here in Australia.

Cheers

Leon

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 01:38:09 AM »
Thanks for the information. What would it take to get a positive ID? Regards, Steve

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 01:39:40 AM »
Its even got a Goodyear tyre on it.
The evidence is stacking up....

Show the non-brake side.
And what diam is that drum.

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 01:47:32 AM »
Drum inside diameter is 7" and outside flange at spokes is 8-1/2" in diameter.

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 02:18:40 AM »
Close up of hub. I'm assuming this is a front wheel?

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 05:31:37 AM »

I sent the photos to my friend Phil the Indian man. He says "definitely 101 Scout" and "probably 1929". Front of course.

I've respoked a couple of these wheels: the way the inside spokes on the brake drum side lie opposite to each other and parallel is an interesting design idea I've not seen elsewhere.

Cheers

Leon

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 05:12:17 PM »
Thanks a bunch for the information. Now I have to figure out how to sell it. Regards, Steve

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 08:21:20 PM »
If it's Indian that should be dead easy, given that anything from Springfield seems to be made of gold..

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2020, 08:28:33 PM »
Well, gold is certainly up in value, so I just have to figure out the best avenue to sell. Maybe ebay, other then the size and weight though. Steve

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2020, 10:29:12 PM »
Take the tyre off. Can then just be posted as a normal parcel.

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Re: Vintage wheel identification
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2020, 11:25:49 PM »
Thanks. I'll check it out.