Re: [CR]Sew-Up Tires , Single-Tube Tires , Tubular Tires , Sizes On All

(Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck)

Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 16:06:02 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Sew-Up Tires , Single-Tube Tires , Tubular Tires , Sizes On All
References: <003601c341ab$3468c3c0$e64efea9@oemcomputer>


Raoul Delmare wrote:
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> **RIMS**
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> Rims for antique single-tube tires come in one of three ( 3 ) basic designs :
> Single piece of wood
> Laminated strips of wood
> Steel-clad "armored" wood
> All of those rims are solid , all the way through .
> Aluminum rims for sew-up tires are all , with no exceptions I've ever heard of , hollow and tubular .

Great post on the history and evolution of tires and rims Raoul!

One exception on the aluminum rims: Scheeren wood-filled rims (small blocks of wood inside the rim placed at each spoke hole, made from late 30s through the early 70s (I guessing). Weinmann took over production of Scheeren I think. Possibly there were other brands too? Did Freebairn (sp?) in Australia make some or market them? Anyone?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA

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