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    What wheel is this?

    Can you tell me what brand/year/etc. is this wheel?
    Thanks!

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    Looks ancient. It also looks like it might be made of wood.

    I couldn't tell you and I've seen a lot of wheels in my day.
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    Yeah. I'm drawing a blank, too. That valve cutout is throwing me off. Every 4-spoke I've seen has the valve coming out between spokes.

    Maybe it's a prototype?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    That valve cutout is throwing me off.
    same here - I've even dug around for a while through old photos and can't place it.
    Not a production wheel I've ever seen before.
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    I'm guessing a bespoke wheel, but by whom I can't say . As Taras said it looks like it would be made out of wood.

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    There's a Corima 4 spoke with that cutout IIRC, but this doesn't look like one. The owner says it's a very thin metal with some filler (foam?), no markings. Some say it might be Soviet/Russian from the '80s or 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
    There's a Corima 4 spoke with that cutout IIRC, but this doesn't look like one. The owner says it's a very thin metal with some filler (foam?), no markings. Some say it might be Soviet/Russian from the '80s or 90's.
    The metal with foam filler would make sense given the cross sectional profile of the wheel. It looks like it would be bi-directional, with both leading and trailing edges of the foil being blunt, almost square to the wind. If it were composite, even fiberglass, its shape would resemble a teardrop or an ellipse. Being metal, those 90 degree angles help to give it some structure along with the foam. Did you see any markings (weld/flash lines) that would indicate that it was made from two clamshell halves of sheet metal?
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    4 spoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldogsprinter View Post
    I'm guessing a bespoke wheel, but by whom I can't say . As Taras said it looks like it would be made out of wood.
    +1
    Unique valve placement, for a 4 spoke.
    Eastern European?
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