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Old December 18th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Sims Street Wheels (early 90's)

I went rummaging through some old boxes today and I found these:



I bought them in '94 as an extra set for my longboard skateboard for $20. Working at a surf shop had it's benefits. I still have the other set on the skateboard, which was my means of transportation when I was in college. Since then the board has been used very little, so those wheels are still decent.

I got to thinking.........how will they work on an outdoor quad setup? Would the skateboard community put a hit out on me if they found out I had a new set of Sims and threw them on a pair of skates?
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Old December 18th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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Only threat is a boarder will steal them from you. Sims are now re-released for longboarders though, so I think you are pretty safe. .

Here's a NOS set for 80 as well.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-ORIGINAL-SIM...item4cf39b8682

Problem for quads...gotta cut that back lip off.



It's as if a million boarders cried out in terror...and were suddenly silenced.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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I had no idea they were re-released. I looked on quite a few skateboard sites and couldn't find the wheel anywhere. I did find 2 NOS sets on ebay, your link and Sims Street Wheel ORIGINAL NOS Vintage Wheels RARE.

I must be missing something about the fit though. These wheels appear to clear everything on a 595/Laser setup. Granted I have not skated them, but there doesn't appear to be any rubbing that I could see.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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Couple have been done so far for the boarders..

http://cgi.ebay.com/SIMS-Longboard-S...item1e5fd4dd36

Other than being huge and center bored, these are gorgeous.




You may be clear with the ones you have, mine had to undergo the knife though.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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Sims Street Snakes were one of the first "after market" wheels my rink's pro shop started to stock (along with Belair Hockey and Hyper Rollo's) when the rink re-opened last year after a 20 year closure...

Of course they now also have most of the Radar line and a few Sure-Grip lines in too now but the snakes are still there (nylon core by the look of them).

I've always preferred a harder wheel myself though even outdoors I don't go below around a 90 on the Shore A scale.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:08 AM   #6
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Pros and cons for either/both of these SIMS wheels for outdoor use? I've been thinking about either/or the Street Snakes or the Pythons for an outdoor skate build. Would love to hear from anyone who's used them for quads. Anybody have reasons why they SHOULDN'T be used?


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