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  1. 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!
  2. Hi again, I found a person near me who has an old wheel. He only knows it is a robert brent wheel. It has a .5 hp motor. I am going to call Amaco with the serial number tomorrow to see if I can find out how old it really is. In the meantime, does anyone know what wheel this might be? The person does not know anything much about it just that it has been at his house for a long time. Here is a link to a video that shows how it sounds. Old Brent Wheel Video. It is a very dark video, but it is the wheel in the picture. It sounds like some of the wheels at the college where I take classes EXCEPT I think I hear some type of rubbing or banging. I am also not sure that the bat pins are where they belong. They look like they are too close to the edge of the wheel, but I do not use bats nor am I throwing right now. I am mostly hand building so maybe that is where the bat pins are. I always thought they were 10 inches so if this wheel head is 14 inches they look too far out. He said it is a 14inch wheel head, but he also said one wheel is 13 and one wheel is 12. I don't know what he is talking about. In addition, I am not sure when I look at the video that it is spinning true . I just can't see it. I am probably going to drive the hour if he will tell me when I can come see it and see if I can tell in person. He is asking $400 or best offer. I am not sure I would offer 400. I am thinking maybe $250 or $300. The whining at high speeds is familiar to me, but some of the other noises I don't know about. If you can hear things that are a problem, how difficult would they be to have repaired and how much money might I need to do it properly? Thank you, Carole .
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