Wooden rims

Softridetragic
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Wooden rims

Postby Softridetragic » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:45 pm

I just read a post from 2017 which prompted me to join BNA. About tires not staying on the rims. Maybe I am too late..who knows. Because the rims have no hook bead you can only use up to 60psi in the tires or they will go off with a hiss and a bang. I just had a rear one trued up by my LBS, he pumped them up too much after then heard an almighty bang and the tire flew off! I love my Ghisalo rims! I have a Vanhulsteijn in single speed mode.

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Re: Wooden rims

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:25 am

assuming they are for clinchers, the rims are rated to 4.5 bar which equates to 65psi.
What you need to do is ensure that the tyres have a wire bead (ie NOT folding).
It depends on your weight as to the tyre width.
Being a clydesdale, I need to go to a wider width tyre to work with the max tyre pressure for a hookless rim.
have a read of this: https://road.cc/content/feature/180830- ... t-and-grip

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Re: Wooden rims

Postby Torana68 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:06 am

Wouldn’t it be easier/better to run singles on wood?
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Re: Wooden rims

Postby Derny Driver » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:36 pm

Torana68 wrote:Wouldn’t it be easier/better to run singles on wood?

I thought that was the only option :shock:
Clinchers on wood rims ? weird

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Re: Wooden rims

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:34 pm

did you follow my link?
clearly stated as wooden rims for clinchers.

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