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    lucky23
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    Replacing snowflake wheels to spoked wheels...

    I'm going to put spoked wheels on my 1979 R80, but i wonder what years will fit? I have a front wheel from a 1976 R60 but havent tried to see if it will work or not. Anyone have any insight?

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    shire2000
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    If you really want to do it, get wire wheels from a /7 that has the same brake setup. i.e. drums or disk. Those will definitely fit with the least amount of issues.

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    lucky23
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    Yeah, the front wheel I bought is a single disk like my current snowflake. I'm looking at wheels from 1975 and up...I know they had a smaller axle on some earlier models.

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    I swapped the spokes on my '78 /7 for snowflakes. Bolt on. Other direction should do the same.
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    VANZEN
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    spoke wheel

    Do yourself a favor and be sure the spindle diameter is the same.
    I don't remember exactly when it was changed,
    but the conversion would be a hassle.

    Provided that ΤΗτ you'll be good to go, just a bolt-on swap.

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    mrhall
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    Quote Originally Posted by krehmkej View Post
    I swapped the spokes on my '78 /7 for snowflakes. Bolt on. Other direction should do the same.
    I want to do this, but have Lesters. Did you buy new or used?
    New they list for many $.
    Wonder how much my Lesters are worth?
    So I guess what I'm wondering is what you said, just confirming....direct swap...right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzen View Post
    Do yourself a favor and be sure the spindle diameter is the same.
    I don't remember exactly when it was changed,
    but the conversion would be a hassle.

    Provided that ΤΗτ you'll be good to go, just a bolt-on swap.
    I believe '74 was smaller and '75 the larger dia axle.
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    shire2000
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    And you should be careful of the changeover from ATE disks to Brembo which I think started in 1979, but carried on to 1981 on some models.

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    Wasn't the '76 R60 a drum brake front wheel?

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