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Old 20 May 2004, 10:12   #1
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I'd like to replace the London Transport style steering wheel on my Searider for something a bit smaller and sportier. Do any of you guys know a source for same or can I just pop down to Halfords and lash one of theirs on without any problems? Any particular issues to be wary of or is it simply a case of undoing the nut?

I assume a smaller wheel will mean more steering input compared to a larger one - something I'm prepared to put up with if it means being able to bin the ludicrous appendage Avon fits as original equipment.
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Old 20 May 2004, 10:18   #2
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Hi how about this form http://www.towsure.com/
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Boat Steering Wheel, Three spoke steering wheel with thermoplastic structure and polyurethane. " standard taper.Available in Black or White.

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Old 20 May 2004, 10:24   #3
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Whatever you do........

don't buy a bog-standard leather type from halfords as it will very quickly rot and turn a nice shade of green. The same can be said for cheap wooden "halfords types" as the thin laminate will flake in sun/sea/sand/sex conditions (oopps bit of a slip there thought I was back in Ibiza). Go for the type posted above and at 25 you can't go wrong.
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vailant do nice sports ones try IBS i did see my wheel removed for the rev counter fitting you would have to check the boss size and nut spaceing if this is not right the new wheel will rub on the consul try
finding out what wheel are fitted to the avon open series they may be the same boss with a better wheel if not you may have to change the hole wheel
and boss over for a new one
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Old 20 May 2004, 10:32   #5
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Try Aquafax - they do a huge range including the towsure one right up to aluminium / wooden types.
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don't buy a bog-standard leather type from halfords as it will very quickly rot and turn a nice shade of green. The same can be said for cheap wooden "halfords types" as the thin laminate will flake in sun/sea/sand/sex conditions (oopps bit of a slip there thought I was back in Ibiza). Go for the type posted above and at 25 you can't go wrong.
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Another excellent response - thanks chaps. The type of wheel from Towsure is exactly what I'm after, although as Daniel points out, no doubt there's the whole issue of boss and taper sizes to consider. I knew it wouldn't be quite as straightforward as it first appeared, but hey, it's more interesting than working
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its all to do with your nuts size


if they are 25.00 i would maybe change my one to a black one as the white
mark very easy
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i would maybe change my one to a black one as the white mark very easy
Well what do you expect dripping Branston pickle, Fosters and prime beef sirloin all over it?
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A few more for you... (some a bit pricey!)

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