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  1. Thanks mark. All the brent manuals say "self tightening belt mechanism" or some such, but I figured there was probably some way to tighten it up, or ratchet up whatever spring thing is on that mechanism. Thanks for the tips.
  2. That's a great point Bill. And niel that's a good point too about how the wheel may just be weak by nature and it's performing just fine. If anywhere in my area had brent ie's in showroom stock I'd go compare, but alas. Thanks yall for egging me on, I'll try to nab it. A replacement belt is only $30 too, which sounds like a lucky fix if anything would help. I may be back in here with my wheel woes in a couple weeks...! Thanks yall. Aaron
  3. Thanks Neil & Liam for the replies! I do enjoy throwing a bit bigger, but perhaps a bargain is worth compromising while I wait and watch for a better wheel The motor did not cut out or made weird noises when I grabbed the wheelhead. Or, if the noise it was making changed, it was not dramatic. Would you expect the motor to cut out? or just "fight itself" internally? When I released the wheelhead it resumed spinning. Thanks again.
  4. Hello, I am looking at a used Brent ie wheel (1/4hp, centering capacity 75lb) that is a low price. <$200. I inspected the wheel with my limited knowledge. Wheel powers on and spins fine without noise at correct speeds that vary with pedal position. Great! However, I am able to stop the wheel with some effort using my hands when it is spinning at low-medium speed. Does this matter? Should I be able to totally stop the wheel from spinning with my hands? Can you diagnose this issue, suggest a likely fix? I have googled as much as I can. It seems the issue could be anything from simply reseating/replacing the belt to replacing the motor ($270). I would love your input about whether I should by this wheel, and whether the issue is diagnosable/fixable. Esp from wheel mechanics experts! Please consider that in Dec 2020 Brent ie, B, C, CXC retail for 1400, 1350, 1450, 1550 respectively, and used wheels are scarce/pricey. In my city I have seen three brent Cs of questionable condition go for 700, 800, and 1100 on facebook marketplace/craigslist. --I don't wanna hear how you got your Brent C in 2006 for a nickel and a handshake, haha... Thank you in advance for availing me of your generous expertise!
  5. Hello, I am looking at a used Brent ie wheel (1/4hp, centering capacity 75lb) that is a low price. <$200. I inspected the wheel with my limited knowledge. Wheel powers on and spins fine without noise at correct speeds that vary with pedal position. Great! However, I am able to stop the wheel with some effort using my hands when it is spinning at low-medium speed. Does this matter? Should I be able to totally stop the wheel from spinning with my hands? Can you diagnose this issue, suggest a likely fix? I have googled as much as I can. It seems the issue could be anything from simply reseating/replacing the belt to replacing the motor ($270). I would love your input about whether I should by this wheel, and whether the issue is diagnosable/fixable. Esp from wheel mechanics experts! Please consider that in Dec 2020 Brent ie, B, C, CXC retail for 1400, 1350, 1450, 1550 respectively, and used wheels are scarce/pricey. In my city I have seen three brent Cs of questionable condition go for 700, 800, and 1100 on facebook marketplace/craigslist. --I don't wanna hear how you got your Brent C in 2006 for a nickel and a handshake, haha... Thank you in advance for availing me of your generous expertise!
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