The wheel I got was from a trail bike, and I told my mate that he could have the tyre off it. OK so mow I have to get it off,so I made a couple of tyre levers released the two grippy things and it came off!!
Last time I took one off I nearly lost a finger.The brake liner was thick with rust,must have been laying in water for ages so i needed a big lathe,just so happens we have a few lying around at work.
Took .020" off in 2 cuts and it cleaned up a treat.next job is to attack it with the air wire brush ready for etch primer.
I must start thinking about chain adjusters for it,probably use the snail cams if I can be bothered to order some, the hole is in the rear hanger for the pin.