From:Doug Strange e-mail:AMCAdoug@aol.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: Model K Date:Tue Nov 24 20:27:38 2015
Response to:5978
I should remind you that no question is stupid. That's how
we advance our knowledge. If you thought your question was
stupid to begin with and never posted the question, then
none of us would learn. Thanks for asking.
ACEdoug

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It wasn't a stupid question at all.
As far as spoke diameters are concerned I have seen many
rear spokes larger
diameter than the front . I think this was especially
important when a sidecar
was fitted as the driving wheel in that circumstance has an
even more arduous
task.

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That makes perfect sense Barry. I feel kind of stupid now.
I'll take the
embarrassment so no one else has to. Any hub spoke answers??
THANKS

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you are interpreting the information incorrectly . It is all
a matter of the way in
which tires were "labelled" up to the point of transition to
"ballon" spec. To
convert the tire measurement on the older tire to find out
the rim size
multiply 3
1/2 x 2 = 7 . Subtract this from 27 and you get a 20 inch
rim. 27 was the
overall height of the mounted tire not the rim size.

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I'm building my 1921 model "K" from a basket case. My
question is this…the
original 1920 K brochure says the tire size is 27 x 3 1/2.
All the '20 and later
Hendersons I've seen have the balloon 20 x 3.85 tires. I
cannot imagine a 27
in
rim on the Henderson like the brochure states as the fender
is so wide I
believe
this would look strange. What am I missing? I need to
purchase the clincher
rims
so I want to make sure I'm on the right track. Also are the
spokes the same
diameter both from and rear? My rear hub has the spoke holes
much larger
than
my front hub. Thanks for all responses. Kris