Re: [CR] DAM Wodden Rims Wheels

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Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:38:57 +0000
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Subject: Re: [CR] DAM Wodden Rims Wheels

The seller, Wheel Fanatyk, on Ebay also says that wood rims needn't be coddled. He is based in the Northwest and has ridden his in the rain without trouble. I have several hundred miles on both sets of wheels that I built with his Ghilaso rims and no problems. One set of rims even got wet in a rain shower, I wiped them down when I got home and they're fine.

Paul Patzkowsky

Longmont, Colorado
> Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:41:16 -0500
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> 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