Date registered: Jul 2004
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I have Dayton 14" wire wheels from the 80's. The less expensive wire wheels the kids have today aren't built the same way that the old ones were, cross-laced. IMO, if they aren't made that way, they aren't real and they just don't look right.
If you have the money, Dayton will build you the wheels that you want, new, but expect to pay a LOT. Mine are in good shape, but could stand to be rechromed; I called them and they told me that it would cost almost as much to make new ones as to chrome the old ones. And this was >$5000 each a few years ago.
I like the look of spinners, fake or real. I don't think that DOT wheels can have real or fake spinners anymore. I could not get them from Dayton but I did find something that fit with a little work.
These things are a REAL PITA to keep clean; they are also considerably heavier, in unsprung weight, than aluminum wheels. Yet, I have, use (and clean) them...
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