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wooden tubular rims, why not run them on a modern disc wheel build?

Old 12-12-21, 02:25 PM
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wooden tubular rims, why not run them on a modern disc wheel build?

I'm constantly coming up with odd hybrid combo engineering of old and new bike tech. And I was looking at some pretty laminated wooden tubular rims on eBay and it got me thinking: since modern disc wheels don't require rim braking and because disc specific rims can be a little outside the box, why not wooden tubular rims built up with some high quality through axle road disc hubs on a modern titanium disc frame for a classic build from day 1 that would not look out of place on the C&V forum yet be running today's tech?

Sorry I have no photos of such a build. Maybe someone here knows someone who has done it. When I get home I could at least post a link to the ebay auction of the wooden tubular rims (which I believe are 36 spoke).
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has been done. See Wheel Fanatyk and others.

some tradeoffs especially on the rear if you're running a 9-10-11 speed high dish wheel

because of limited spoke tension

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I've put about 2600 miles on these and love them. They are Cerchio (https://www.cerchioghisallo.shop/cerchi-tubolari) rims and I do not baby them. I'm running with 9 speeds and have had no problems. The only downside for me is that I'm rim braking and the cork pads wear quickly and are not commonly available but this wouldn't be a problem for you. I've got a set of pads for carbon rims on order that I'll give a try. I must be a bit like you, I built these just for kicks. I'd go for it! There used to be another Italian company listing new wood rims on Ebay but I can't find them now.
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