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    SCOTT Voltage JR 16" (Work in progress)

    So I got my son a Voltage a while back. He loves it. But it weighs a ton. SCOTT Voltage JR   16"  (Work in progress)-imag0621.jpg

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    I changed a couple things an got it down to 22lbs.

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    SCOTT Voltage JR   16"  (Work in progress)-imag0992.jpgSo I was thinking about building some wheels to lighten it up and I found these.

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    They are plastic rims with foam tires similar to what is on a Strider. The rear also has a drum brake. Normally I'd say no right away to this but they are soo light. I got the toal weight down to 17lbs 6oz. (I also added carbon handle bars.)

    Please talk some sense into me.

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    Anyone? Downside of having the foam tires vs. the regular pneumatic tires.

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    That is a big weight saving. I can't advise about the tyres. Has your son taken it for a ride yet? How does it feel to him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan300 View Post
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ID:	874696So I was thinking about building some wheels to lighten it up and I found these.
    Has your boy taken it for a ride yet? How does it feel to him? Did he like it? My 5 year old nephew likes to ride his bike but it is so heavy for him that fun ends so quickly. This is such a good idea. Maybe we can do this to his bike this summer. Thanks for sharing!

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    He seems to get rattled a bit more, but he really likes it. So I guess it's gonna stay that way. Next I'm thinking of ditching the 1 piece crank for a sinz 120mm (if I can find one anywhere)

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    If he's riding mostly pavement, not off road in the wet or mud he should be fine. Hopefully he hasn't discovered skidding, or you can discourage it. It'll flat spot a tire in no time.

    My first bike had some sort of solid rubber tire back in 1982 and I flat spotted the hell out of it. The bike lasted all of one summer before it was toast.

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    Spawncycles has 102 and 89 mm cranks coming down the pipe in aprilish, so I was told.

    They're a lil pricey, but I got a modded s-600 from BikeSmith Design and Fabrication

    An extra $5 got it down to 85mm.

    No ride report yet, as they should get here Tuesday.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    We rode at the Santos Fat tire festival and the tires did no fair well at all. I'll need to start a new wheel set. I found a $150 aluminum set on eBay but not sure yet.

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    I remember the foam tires.

    Bouncy.

    Oh, and q-factor on the chopped s-600s is awful.

    I'll be ordering some 89mm from spawn when they come in.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Are the original rims aluminum or steel? Looks like it probably came with 32spoke rims/hub, you could very safely re-build that as 16 spokes per wheel. For such a small diameter rim and a light rider, if it started as 32 spoke then you could probably even go down to 8 spokes for the front wheel.

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    It's all steel. Super heavy. with the kicker brake too.

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