Re: [CR]RE: wood rim brake shoes

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Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 12:12:10 -0400
From: "Mara & Steven Maasland" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: wood rim brake shoes

Jamie asked:
> Speaking of woodies; it occurred to me to make my own. The modern
> (relative term) ones appear to be made of 3 laminations with scarf
> joints staggered at 120 degrees. I would guess that they are made from
> ash but other hard woods might be more appropriate. Larry Osborn: you
> got an opinion on this? It would involve making a fixture to glue
> up the
> layers and another fixture to act as a chuck to hold the rim on
> the out
> board end of my wood lathe to clean it up and make the correct
> profile.I think West System epoxy that boat builders use would be
> the adhesive
> of choice. Drilling the spoke holes needs to be done with a fairly
> highdegree of accuracy. I can think of several ways to handle this...

I have a friend who has a spoke hole drilling machine from the 40's. It can be set up to drill anything from 28 to 40 holes, so there is no guesswork involved. You can however buy wood rims.

I have two sets of wheels built up with wood rims that I would be willing to sell. A first set is built up on Campagnolo Record hubs. I would like $200 for the set plus shipping. The second set has an Ofmega front hub and a Campagnolo Record rear hub. For this wheelset, I would like $150 plus shipping.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ