Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wooden rims

These would only have been used on the track. Not really suitable for applying brakes to. 

I have seen images of bamboo rims.


  1. Very cool and yeah, probably not a good braking surface--are these "vintage", or do folks still/recently use 'em?

  2. No, I suspect they were only a short-lived idea. Beautiful though! I know you can get 'wood-grain' alloy rims, but....

  3. It'd loook nice as custom art work on a office or home wall, that's for sure!

  4. You can buy brand new wooden rims, not that far fetched an idea and according to the manufacturer Ghisallo they were used for over 70 years before steel and aluminum became popular. Ghisallo rims come in tubular or clincher configuration and the manufacturer indicates they can be used with rim brakes or if you are really concerned then disk brakes.



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