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that's good procedure Chuck.i wanted the rare tire.the rim was of no use to me.that 18'' drop center rim had no business being on the front of my XLCH! it didn't bother me one bit to mangle it.
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It was very common to find bikes with a steel front rim and alloy rear. Mine was the typical scenario -the bike came with alloy rims, the original owner jumped a curb and bent the front rim , put the first used wheel he could find on it.

I have a correct alloy rim rounded up but no OEM spokes yet.

I would love to trade front wheels !

This 61 is about to go on the market if anybody cares. 7330 actual miles w/original dealer invoice from new.
Thanks. I had a similar discussion with Dr. Dick about why I only saw this combo on CHs . . . and his conclusion was exactly the same.
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Here is a picture of my 61 It's not too original anymore but I ride it.
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