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OnaWingandaPrayer

Lester wheels

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Original Wings had laced spoke wheels. Then came the "Comstar" , which had problems with the rivets loosening. In 1983 the Wings received the first factory cast aluminum wheels. 

I have recently seen a couple of 1975 Wings with "Lester" cast aluminum wheels. 

Does anyone know if the original spoke wheels had common failures which caused the Lester wheels to be fitted?  Could it have been just to use tubeless tires?

I understand the cast wheel would likely be a stronger wheel. Just curious about how the "Lester" came about.

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