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Offline Momus

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Akront mudcatchers rims.
« on: May 19, 2020, 04:36:02 PM »
Does anyone know when Akront, or similar ridged aluminium rims first appeared on Spanish bikes- road or off road?
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Re: Akront mudcatchers rims.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 05:30:05 PM »
Borrani have been making them since adam was a boy and Moto Guzzi ave been using them. Not Spanish but close.  The cover of Cycle – August 1951.


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Re: Akront mudcatchers rims.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 05:35:52 PM »
bloody hell, did you have that Mag Pokey ?
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Re: Akront mudcatchers rims.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 06:55:31 PM »
bloody hell, did you have that Mag Pokey ?
Classic. Good one.  Thanks Pokey.

Someone needs to come up with a meat slicer quip for the dude in the photo.

So that makes aluminium rims legal for Pre1960 CMX

The ridged style aluminium rims  are on a lot of early Bultacos- well before 1965, my recent probing reveals.
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Re: Akront mudcatchers rims.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 07:23:46 PM »


Norton used the flanged alloy rims on the "Works" bikes during the 1930s. They painted them black to try and kid the opposition!

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Re: Akront mudcatchers rims.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 07:40:08 PM »
Interesting.

Black paint is great stuff for subterfuge.

Norton were early adopters of magnesium for bike castingss as well and as I was told by an old engineer the first to a proper 100 hp per litre (50 hp 500)output with their later Manx.
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Re: Akront mudcatchers rims.
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 11:27:44 PM »
bloody hell, did you have that Mag Pokey ?

Naa Hoony, i wish I did but Im just another Guzzi tragic, The only ones to get the vee the right way round ;)
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I cant recall the name but there was an english rim maker who was also around in the 40s or 50s who did  alloys but the good teams all had Borani.