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Johnmor

posted on 12/11/20 at 05:21 PM Reply With Quote
Cycle wings

Hi all

It appears the standard cycle wing provided for the Viento will not meet the width requirement for the recommended 205 tires, grrr

The wing is 210mm overall and given that the 205 tyre including wall is around 220 its gonna fail IVA ( not impressed) , even with the edge bead its around 215mm

IVA is fairly clear ,

"The wheel guard must cover the full breadth of the tire throughout the required dimensions”

Any suggestions for where to buy basic cycle wings, the car is yellow and black so black wings will be ok

Thanks in advance

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big_wasa

posted on 12/11/20 at 05:35 PM Reply With Quote
I've just put my Viento wings on my Mk with 195's they are only just wide enough for them.

There is a guy on on Ebay based in Lincoln he makes all sorts of styles. He also does some wet lay carbon and I had him make me a flat sheet for the boot top.

Mk also do a variety.

Its the diameter that may be an issue to look for. Although the viento wings look fine on 15's

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313295101693

These are the ones I held back for the Viento instead.



[Edited on 12/11/20 by big_wasa]

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Deckman001

posted on 12/11/20 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
Why not get some part worn narrower tyres for setting up and doing the test ??
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Johnmor

posted on 12/11/20 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
I did think of getting some wheels and tyres off Gumtree, but its just the hassle , idealy 195 x 16 or 15 would ok
still looking at couple of hundred quid for wheels i dont need!

CBS used to do wings but no longer

maybe find some somewhere

john

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mcerd1

posted on 12/11/20 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
the dax rush uses 205 wide tyres on the front - there are a few places doing knock-off cycle wings these days (most look like a strait copy)

these ones say they are 230 wide:
http://www.kitcardirect.co.uk/locost/locost-bodywork/dax-rush-style-rounded-front-cycle-wing-mudguards-15-grp-pair.html

[Edited on 12/11/2020 by mcerd1]





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steve m

posted on 12/11/20 at 07:26 PM Reply With Quote
i had 205 tyres on my locost for 10 plus years, and they were AWFULL
When i went to 185 on all four corners, what a transformation, from a car that didnt want to to stay on the road, nor corner, to a car that i could go round small size roundabouts at 60 mph

205 tyres need an awful lot of weight over them to make any form of traction on the road,

Just saying, as ive been there, and worn the hat to prove

steve





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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hector

posted on 12/11/20 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
When I built my Viento back in 2006 I had the same problem so i cut them in half and widened they by fibreglassing them, painted them up and job done!!
cheers colin

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Johnmor

posted on 12/11/20 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
On my first Viento I had 16 x195 of the front (old Ford wheels ) and got through SVA, but was a close call

I reckon I'll get some blck cycle wings and ensure I've got the required cover.

As for weight, well the Viento is no light weight, reckon I'll be close to 850 kg with fuel and driver so 205s at around 19lbs pressure should be ok

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steve m

posted on 12/11/20 at 10:36 PM Reply With Quote
850kg?? thats well heavy





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big_wasa

posted on 13/11/20 at 08:14 AM Reply With Quote
Remember the photo in "the" book of Ron single handedly lifting the chassis ?

You can't do that with a Viento

I am hopping to get mine sub 750kg wet but with out my arse in it.

My zetec indy is 600kg wet

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rusty nuts

posted on 13/11/20 at 11:42 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
850kg?? thats well heavy


That’s because it’s so much larger than most 7s and built for the “ larger” driver!

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big_wasa

posted on 13/11/20 at 12:08 PM Reply With Quote
Not my photo but says it all


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Johnmor

posted on 13/11/20 at 12:27 PM Reply With Quote
My last viento was 810kg wet, thats was with the alfa v6 , this one may be a little lighter but can't be much

I'll see how it goes, luego proposed axle weights of 750 rear and 500 front just to make sure

I had a Lancia Itegrale , it was around 1300kgs with 200hp and was no slouch , so I'm sure the viento will be ok

Just ordered wings of Ebay, as per recommendation, thanks

John

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