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Old 06-10-06, 10:22 PM   #1
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vuelta rims?

Any experience with these? I see them on ebay ( here ) for super cheap and they look like a low cost alternative to the standard deep v. I was thinking of getting a pair and spraypainting them purple! so, anyone know if they suck? There was a thread on them way back, but new info would be happycool.
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Old 06-10-06, 11:30 PM   #2
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Vuelta's, I think, are a pretty good name brand. But 13mm wide? Most road wheels are in the 19mm width range I think. I'll have to google around and see.

That brings up another question. What is a good rim width for 23mm wide tires, or other width tires? I know car wheels should be about 1.5inches narrower than the tire for a good clinch but what's the rule of thumb for bike tires?

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Old 06-11-06, 12:10 AM   #3
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html#width

edit: I think he errs on the wide side. I'm running a 28mm tire on a 23mm rim and i figure I could go to a 25mm tire without any problems. I even ran a 23mm tire on the 23mm rim for a week or so, but i felt like that was pushing it.
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Old 06-12-06, 04:13 PM   #4
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Looks good. Why not try em and give us all a review. If they suck you're only out a bit of money, but I would doubt that they have to be that bad because of the stolen design, meant for strength
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This seller has these wheels built up with shimano hubs and michelin tires & inner tubes for $ 163 shipped.

I have these on my road bike and so far they are great !
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This seller has these wheels built up with shimano hubs and michelin tires & inner tubes for $ 163 shipped.

I have these on my road bike and so far they are great !
Awesome. How bomb proof are they? Ever try, or accidentally smack into pot holes and see results after?
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a few of those + a few curbs here and there and so far they are still good.

They are not ultra high quality, but they are superior for the price !
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