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clincher rims?(9 posts)

clincher rims?jasonmb
Sep 25, 2001 9:43 AM
Im confused, i know it may be hard to believe. But what are clincher rims in relation to other types of rims?
re: clincher rims?MrCelloBoy
Sep 25, 2001 10:12 AM
There are "clincher" rims and sew-up rims. That's basically it!
Technically what we call clincher rims should actually be called "wire-bead" rims. See Sheldon Browns website for the whole story.
more:alex the engineer
Sep 25, 2001 10:19 AM
There are also hooked and non-hooked clincher rims. The hooked rims are the common ones today.
Also, there are tubeless rims, but those are more for ATB's.
Sep 25, 2001 10:29 AM
so basically all rims you buy today are clincher type? For example, my rolf wheels on my trek 2300 are clinchers?

the reason i ask is, im going to attempt to build my own wheels. I know its going to keep me busy and very frustrated. But its something I have always wanted to try.

thanks for the help
no, some are tubular.alex the engineer
Sep 25, 2001 10:58 AM
despite the posting a few weeks ago by some brit decribing his yard-sale special, you can't mount clinchers on a tubular rim.
Nothing like...MrCelloBoy
Sep 25, 2001 11:03 AM
that first ride on wheels you've built yourself.
The sheer terror of the first steep descent..."did I enely tighten those spokes???"
The confidence that results is great!
Nothing like...jasonmb
Sep 25, 2001 1:23 PM
Im looking to build (or attempt) something i can ride in the winter and on my rollers. Lots of choices, lots of money which ones to choose :)
The basicsKerry Irons
Sep 25, 2001 4:20 PM
Sounds like you might benefit from a little more understanding of bike parts before you go off and start building wheels. Suggest you pick up one of the books that are out there (Zinn and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance comes well recommended) and learn what it has to say. Many consider wheel building as one of the last skills to master in the cycling world. Perhaps you might be better served by getting a little more knowledge under your belt. For wheel building, consider The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt.
The basicsjasonmb
Sep 25, 2001 6:39 PM
Ya got those books. Just looking for something challenging to do. I like to tinker in the garage. Ill look for info else where..