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Old 03-10-08, 11:39 AM   #1
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Wooden Rims

Does anyone know if anyone manufactures wooden rims these days? I'm looking for a set...any advice?
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Old 03-10-08, 11:50 AM   #2
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Wheel Fanatyk sells Ghisallo wooden rims. Ric Hjertberg is the resident expert there and I met him at NAHBS. He knows his stuff.
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Thanks Scooper. Yeah, those were about the only ones I could find as well.
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Thanks Scooper. Yeah, those were about the only ones I could find as well.
They are gorgeous!

I think everyone who wandered by the booth at the NAHBS stopped at looked, and then could not resist a spin or two.

I know that's what I did .

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As Scooper said, Cerchi Ghisallo is the only one I know of, http://www.cerchiinlegnoghisallo.com/homeeng.php

And of course there is ebay, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=011
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Damn I love those Ghisallo wooden rims. Oh well, there's another thing to put on the list of stuff to get some day.
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Wooden rims are light and they're gorgeous, but there are a couple of downsides. Caliper brakes destroy them in short order, and the wooden clincher rims don't have "hooks" to clinch the tire bead, so you have to run lower air pressures.

If you're fitting tubulars on a brakeless track bike, they're great.
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Wooden rims are light and they're gorgeous, but there are a couple of downsides. Caliper brakes destroy them in short order, and the wooden clincher rims don't have "hooks" to clinch the tire bead, so you have to run lower air pressures.

If you're fitting tubulars on a brakeless track bike, they're great.
Say a 35mm tires @ 85psi w/ disc hubs & wooden rims? I am starting to get the feeling of a new project!!
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