Fostex A-4 A-8 MODEL 80 pinch wheels 1/4 inch for refurbishment 5mm hole
These are USED pinch wheels which I believe were used on the models listed below, many people selling pinch wheels now are often selling new but old stock, the life of a wheel in service is about 4 years if used all the time but should be changed anyway after that, units that are older or sit around on the shelf become hard or loose their grip as rubber ages used or not.
On old units they glass up or worse turn into a really gooey sticky mess( thats maybe what I will sell you as I am selling just the centre metal part here)
You just cannot sell a new but old stock thas sat in the bag 5 years and think its will perfom well.
There is a company called Terrys rubber in the states he will refurbish your old roller with brand new rubber thats the same (or as many people tell me) much better than new.
I would like to sell his rollers but he has a universal price, so why buy from me for 40 pounds if you can buy from him for 35, there is a problem though in that he needs an original to refurb, many times people dont have this, or they only have one and dont want to loose that so would like a spare, hence these used one I have here.
The pinch wheel is often neglected yet is one of the most important part on your reel to reel, get new rubber and no reason why they wont last as long if not longer.
Fostex model 80