Re: [CR] DAM Wodden Rims Wheels

(Example: Bike Shops:R.E.W. Reynolds)

Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:41:16 -0500
From: "Harvey Sachs" <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: <sandygilchristworld@googlemail.com>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] DAM Wodden Rims Wheels


Kathy Walter wrote that the seller of a pair of wheels wrote: <snip> Being wood rims, they should obviously never be used outside a velodrome, because water/moisture would ruin them. They are for tubular tyres, not clinchers. So far, I have resisted the temptation to use the wheels in my track bike at my local velodrome in Newport (S Wales, UK). They are surprisingly light. <snip> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I've done a century on my '38 Paramount with wood rims, on regular old roads in S. Virginia and uppper North Carolina (near the coast). I've never ridden mine in a velodrome. Yes, I don't ride that bike when the roads are wet, but I haven't thought it necessary to baby the rims. But, I'm not 200 lbs, either - although closer than I'd like to be.

harvey sachs
mcLean va