One of the major points that lets down the look of an older Bike is ugly and battered wheels. And it’s not just the outside that looks bad, chances are that the rims have started to corrode with years of sitting damp alongside mousses or tubes. Add in dodgy spokes and it’s time for a serious upgrade.
But rather than just go with off-the-shelf Replacement, getting the stock wheels refurbished may be a cheaper option. The knackered old wheels from our man Julian’s 2001 KTM EXC250 were sent off to Central Wheel Components in the UK, where they transformed the tired old hoops into things of great beauty once again. And because they retained the OEM hubs, it was a straight fit back into the bike. A substantial saving over total replacement and an individual factory fresh look – perfect.
Now if you are outside the UK, then sending them to downtown Birmingham might not prove economical, but the images show just how good an option a refurb can be over new.