Harley Servi Car with spoke wheels

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Project by hunter71 posted 02-27-2019 08:55 PM 1705 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought that I had this project done, but I just had to change the wheels from solid wheels to laced wheels. This wheel change actually took more time than the making of the complete bike. The construction is hub laced together with the rim and the tire pressed over them. There are 15 exotic woods in this project and 72 spokes. More than one set of wheels were rejected. to read more about it go to

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 02-27-2019 08:59 PM

You have made a great byke. Very nice.


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#2 posted 02-27-2019 09:15 PM

Very nicely done… Looks very good. Lots of patience doing the wheels….. “A Tip of the Hat” to you sir.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 02-27-2019 09:16 PM

Many of the HOG group will really want this!

Great Job.

I remember when the local city (Minot ND) used one like that for parking patrol, way back in the mid-50”s

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 02-27-2019 09:25 PM

i liked it before but these wheels put it way over the top GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 10:08 PM

Those spoked wheels really make the bike look even more special Doug…WOW!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 02-27-2019 10:22 PM

Very cool!

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 02-27-2019 11:08 PM

wow that is just incredible work,i think you were right about the wheels it just wouldn’t look as good without the spokes.magnificent hunter.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 02-27-2019 11:09 PM

wow, that blows my wheels out of the water. Great job, was thinking about how you did it. Thanks for sharing it again with the super wheels.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 02-27-2019 11:33 PM

WOW, WOw, Wow, wow... (echo).... That is one magnificent model h’71. The detail and contrasting timber is exceptional.

Must have been a bloody small lathe that you used to turn those spokes on!

Put us all out of our misery and give us a hint on how… spoke to me!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 02-27-2019 11:33 PM

This looks like an epic piece of work Doug, just the wheels alone are amazing and the results are sure worth the effort. Brilliant!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 02-27-2019 11:38 PM

Wow…. is an understatement! What a beautiful looking Harley! I don’t know how I missed the first bike. The wheels are a nice improvement.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 02-28-2019 01:08 AM

I have one more addition to this, a small chain and sprocket to drive it like original. Won’t post that.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 02-28-2019 01:34 AM

What a great looking model. Thanks for sharing the art.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#14 posted 02-28-2019 01:35 AM

Now that is very cool!!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 02-28-2019 03:32 AM

I have never seen a a model bike made from wood nicer then this one !
Details and color galore just BEAUTIFUL

-- Kiefer

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