This is my first post. Glad to be here.
I have an electric Golden Motor (from China) on my front wheel that came pre-spoked on a high performance aluminum alloy "Deep V" type rim (not the brand name, just the type of rim) with the following sizing information: 26 X 1.5 X 36H. I cracked and dented the rim when I hit a curb and need to replace it with the proper same size so I can reuse the spokes. I need to know what the sizing numbers mean. The 26 is obvious, and the 36H would seem to be the height of the rim (in mm?) which would matter for the proper spoke fit. Am I on target so far?
I'm confused about the 1.5, though, because the rim is about 1-3/8" wide and I can't think of any metric measurement that would equal that width. Some measurement systems have a tire bead seat specification to be sure the tire will fit properly in the rim. Is this what the 1.5 refers to?
All this is to say that I don't need to replace the rim with exactly the high performance rim that I have now. As long as a standard 26" mountain bike or balloon tire fits securely on the rim, I'll be happy.