- Oct 30, 2003
Hi there! I just purchased a 72 roadster that needs to be de-chopperized. the rear frame loop was cut off about 7" from the battery box area (but that's for another time). the original drum brake set-up is laced to a 16" steel wheel and I want to return this puppy to a fairly normal look. Most of the text that I've read says 19" rims are original and the way to go. However, I've noticed a lot of bikes have 18" rims. the 18" rim appeals to me just in the fact that there seems to be a lot more tire choices out there in that size. I'm not a purist who needs to restore this bike to its original specs. I just want a relatively reliable and good handling ride. Any advice would be appreciated! P.S. I'm not an outlaw and I wasn't born in 1875 (close though). That is just a type of handgun I have in my old west collection. Hey! I live in Arizona, what do you expect.