September 12, 2012
Hi, does anyone know of an online store specialising in wheels?
I mean really specialising in wheels?
I'm getting picky: I've been planning my robot for several months, and have calculated my exact requirements and I know exactly what I want - a wheel with tire, 80mm in diameter, must support approx 7.5kg in weight (so need to be quite wide) and I want gnarly/chunky off-road tyres, though my robot will be indoor-based, they must fit a 6mm motor shaft.
This might be the reason for my struggle: on top of the above requirements, I'm looking for a stockist that will ship to the UK, or is preferably based in the UK. Aside from active-robots and a ton of other robotics stores that all stock the same boring robot kits and wheels that I might have to give in and buy, the only specialist wheel places I can find specialise in R/C cars - so the fittings are all in hex values.
Ultimately this can be summarised as I'm looking for something like the wheels OddBot used in the Wild Thumper - but 80mm instead of 120mm, with (cheap and fast) shipping to the UK.
OddBot, if you read this, what's the likelihood of Dagu opening a dedicated wheels page on its store? If you agree there's a need for a specialist that is...?
Has anyone here found an amazing wheel specialist or can you recommend any stores that happen to have a good selection, that clearly states the specs of the wheels and/or better still - lets you search by diameter, shaft size, fitting, tyre type etc...??