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#1 IgetAround

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:24 PM

Up for sale is a wheel from the infamous Great Adventure Coaster VIPER. 

 

The wheel was briefly used on the coaster ( as you can see from the wear) 

 

This is a unique item for any collection and surely a great conversation piece. Feel free to make me an offer, there's really no saying in what exactly this is worth. See below photos. 

 

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#2 gafreak

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 07:15 AM

I worked viper, and I would be interested, however the color is wrong, viper ran clear poly wheels ,at least it did it's opening year, do you have any way to verify it is from viper?
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#3 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 01:59 PM

You can see the reddish color wheels in this photo.

 

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#4 IgetAround

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 03:23 PM

As the photo above states, it is one of the side rail wheels which typically were red. 

 

The wheel was gifted to me by a mechanic of the park in 2005. That's how I acquired it, unfortunately, there is no solid way to verify it came from the ride other than my word, and matching the wheel to photos of the ride. 


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#5 GAnerd

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:37 PM

Wow that's pretty cool!
But how much is it?

#6 Mrpq

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:39 PM

That is pretty cool actually.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 03:04 PM

I wonder how often they have to replace those wheels due to wear?



#8 Matt Kaiser

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

They usually send the wheels off to get new polyurethane coatings (the outer layer) on them when it wears down to a certain diameter. The metal part gets re-used.

I'm not sure how often that happens, or how often they replace the entire metal wheel, but I do have a wheel from Nitro, metal and all :)



#9 Mrpq

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

Pics of the nitro wheel or it isn't true   :pinocchio3:  :Bouncy:






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