From:Duane Taylor e-mail:duane-A-taylorclassiccycles.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: Hummer Wheel ??? Date:Wed Nov 4 13:34:02 2015
Response to:20830
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THE PICTURE ILLUSTRATES LACK OF A BRAKE SHOE RECESS IN THE HUB AS THE FRONT BRAKE WAS ELIMINATED FOR THE 55-56 MODEL.
THIS WAS A COST SAVING MEASURE IN ADDITION TO ELIMINATING OTHER SUCH USELESS ITEMS SUCH AS THE SPEEDOMETER AND HORN. FINALLY, DECREASING THE HEADLIGHT ILLUMINATION TO ONE CANDLEPOWER LOWERED RIDER APPREHENSION BEFORE THE CRASH.

DUANE TAYLOR

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Yes, it is a 1955 or 1956 Hummer wheel. Many people call all the similar bikes Hummers, but I mean the true 1955-1959 Hummer, not the Model 165 or others.

CJ is correct, the 1955-56 Hummer did not have a speedometer. However, you could purchase an accessory kit that had a housing and speedo drive that went on the wheel, and speedo and cable.

Your photo shows the housing and speedo drive. Here's a link to the kit:

http://www.harleyhummerclub.org/restore/chapter03/67000-51b/67009-55.jpg

Dave

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Have you looked at the information on wheels and tires here?

http://harleyhummerclub.org/restore/chapter63/

Also, there is a lot of information here regarding each model year here... http://harleyhummerclub.org/restore/index.html

From what I have read, some of the Hummers did not have a front brake strictly as a cost saving measure. The speedo was an option for the same reason.

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Can anybody tell me for what bike this wheel is ? i took it out of a Hummer .It has no front brake , is it a racing wheel ?