English made, good quality steel WM2 19" 40 spoke rim, - which instead of being chromed, is Gloss Black Powder coated, as was common with many British bikes in the 1930's/40's. This item has the correct spoke offset to fit both Norton rigid and Gardengate 'cotton reel' hubs - i.e. those hubs spoke flanges approximately in the centre. Therefore this rim is also suitable for CS1/OHV/SV models front wheels fitted with 'Cotton reel' hubs - see detail listing for more information.
This particular rim is the same spacing as chromed item 0290 and has correct spoke spacing to fit both Norton rigid and Gardengate 'cotton reel' rear hubs. As many of you know, Internationals pre-war were originally fitted with 20" rims . . .I can also supply these - but tyre choice for that size is very limited, while going 19" allows a far wider choice - including some Avon competition soft compounds.
However, because the 'cotton reel' type hub was also used on most OHV/SV/CS1 models pre-war, which had a bolt on brake hub (normally mounted on left side of the forks on these models), this is also the correct spoke offset for that type of wheel - if requiring a 19" black powder coated front wheel.
Note: if you have a single sided front hub but wish to fit a black powder coated 19" rim - we offer that variation as well - Item 1052, which has the correct spoke offset for that brake type.
Final point with these black rims - you often see period photographs where the spokes are also painted black (but nipples normally left plated) - to do this yourself, make up a wooden block with drill holes, then place spokes into the holes thread first and they can then be black sprayed all together. I may be able to obtain black spokes - but would be special order