Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Good, black tubular rims

    I'm getting closer to building an actual track bike now, and the first step will be to build the front wheel. I've got the hub now (a Phil, w00t), and am trying to figure out a good rim. I need a solid tubular rim, 36 hole, preferably black. It will see both track and street use. Any particular rims that any of you would recommend? I don't want to drop absurd amounts of money on the rims, but I'm not going to lowball myself on quality either. Thoughts?

  2. #2
    I need more bikes!!! Mr. Shadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    2 roadies, 7 fixed-gears, 1 hardtail, 1 full suspension mtb, and 1 hybrid...so far.
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My latest build has a black Alex Tubular 1 rim, but I just checked and their tubular rims are all 28 or 32 holed.
    Maybe FSA has something.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

  3. #3
    I need more bikes!!! Mr. Shadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    2 roadies, 7 fixed-gears, 1 hardtail, 1 full suspension mtb, and 1 hybrid...so far.
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.sun-ringle.com/prods/roadrims.html

    The M19A11 tubular rims are black anodized and come in 36 hole size.
    They are also 370 grams. Sweet.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

  4. #4
    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    2006 Langster, which I actually like.
    Posts
    5,456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oooooh.....I like the looks of the Sun rims. I'm running a Sun rim on my rear wheel right now and that thing is nigh on nukeproof. I am convinced of the quality.

  5. #5
    horizontal drop out checkthat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    52
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ambrosio makes some nice tubular rims, they say they're black, but they're more of a very dark grey. I see some on ebay.

  6. #6
    mountain troll deadly downtube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    santa cruz mountains
    My Bikes
    the hummer brand mountain bike
    Posts
    1,127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    riding a tubular on the street? i'm not familiar with them, but how often do you have to glue them? and do you apply an external patch if you get a hole in your sewup?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    636
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ambrosio actually has a Medaille d'Or Montreal rim (made as a strong road rim in 1976 for the Montreal Olympics) that is jet black and a very solid rim. And they came in 36 holes. There are some on eBay at $90/pair, which is, ahem, overpriced. For brand new rims you should be able to get them for around $60/pair. I recently got a pair from a local collector for that amount and can probably get you another pair or two if you're interested. Send me a message. (It costs about $13 to send one pair by Priority Mail within the US and about $1 extra to send a second pair, so you might want to consider a couple pairs if they're still available.)

  8. #8
    Cornucopia of Awesomeness baxtefer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    not where i used to be
    Posts
    4,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  9. #9
    I need more bikes!!! Mr. Shadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    2 roadies, 7 fixed-gears, 1 hardtail, 1 full suspension mtb, and 1 hybrid...so far.
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most of my road bikes run tubulars (or Tufo's) ... no flats yet.
    I've never had to re-glue one unless it was one I bought used.
    "We are few now, but one day we will rule." That's what one of my fixies whispered as I walked by. I nodded in agreement, and thanked it for not waking the others.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    depends on weather
    Posts
    1,514
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have the SUN MA3II clincher built with a Phil hub. It's a great wheel, and has held up quite well. Very true, very strong and feels very good.

  11. #11
    Total Hack labratmatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    790
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would go with something like an Ambrosio Thesis:




    Or something like an Ambrosio Crono F20 if you don't want an aero rim. A 340 gram rim like the Crono F20 will really spin up quickly.

    My brain: it's my second favorite organ. - Woody Allen (Sleeper)

  12. #12
    Total Hack labratmatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    790
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FD - Please let us know what you decide. I'd love to see what you put together and what your thoughts are.
    My brain: it's my second favorite organ. - Woody Allen (Sleeper)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •