wheel question

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Ricitius, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Ricitius

    Ricitius New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I am wondering if anyone knew what kinds of tires/wheels these are in the picture of the following link: ECMC 2006

    They look as if they were made out of wood. Lol


    Second query:

    I'm having a rear wheel built for my singlespeed cross bike.

    I just ordered a 36 hole 130mm Phil Wood fix/free hub and a 36 hole 700c Velocity Deep V rim. I am thinking having the hub and rim laced with DT Swiss Alpine III spokes. How do know if DT Swiss makes the lengths required fro the rim and hub I bought? Another thing, is it worth spending a little extra for the DT Pro Lock nipples? Or is that just a gimmick?

    Thank you for bearing my newbie thoughts and questions,
    Richard
     
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  2. garage sale GT

    garage sale GT New Member

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    Can't tell which bike you mean. Google wooden rims if you think it's out of the question.
     
  3. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    1. just tan tires, but there are wood rims out there :<}
    2. DT is phasing out Alpine III spokes so what is available is limitted to what your shop has and what is available in the distribution warehouses. I calculated 280 mm but since I don't know the exact model and dimensions of your hub, I am not sure. 280 - 288 mm range seems to be the ones that are harder to find. I don't think DT Pro Lock nipples are worth the extra cost, but they are not a bad thing either.
    DT Competition 14/15 DB or Sapim Race 14/15 DB spokes should give you a strong and durable build. Alpine III would be a little stiffer, but you likely wouldn't feel the difference in the ride.
     
  4. graphixgeek

    graphixgeek New Member

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    i remember a while back tioga making "butterscotch" versions of their Psyco tires. It's just natural rubber. It wears faster than the black compounds but I hear it's really sticky. I believe some manufacturers still make some tires this way though it is hard to tell from the picture what brand they are.
     
  5. garage sale GT

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    They're supposed to be deadly slippery in the wet though.
     
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