Will need to weight, but it feels about that or more.
Went for a ride years ago and there was a downhill section that scared the hell out of me. Used the brakes all the way down. Didn't give the bike any chances to pick up speed 😅
Yep same here although it does help having empty road ahead to let it go. I’m actually not sure if rims are steel as the magnet test is iffy - small one hangs on the side of the rim but larger and heavier one doesn’t 🧐
Really like this, postage is high though.
Millions of miles were done on steel rims, so it is possible to manage with them.
Actually the problem is not the steel, it's the chromium. Once you've worn it off (20k miles, or a lot of heavy braking ) you will find the brakes work fine !
As far as weight is concerned, although many steel rims are unacceptably heavy I think you will find that 'Dunlop Special Lightweight' steel rims are about the same weight as most ali high pressure rims. Some people say they are fragile, but I've got some high mileage examples which have survived unscathed into old age. Of course, if the rims are ordinary Endricks, you can forget about liveliness even if by some miracle you've found light tyres.
These Dunlops are not rare on old bikes where the 26" rims have survived.
As mentioned many times already, if we're talking about 26's the problem is not so much the weight of the rims as the tyres.
Wow, really nice and looks tottaly original too.
Yes agree. The wheels may be either alloy, but more likely stainless steel Van Schothorst/Rigida ones. They are 16x622 so useful and easy to find tyres to fit on. Anyhow, I will leave it to the new owner as have put it up for sale on here.
Sorry been away for a while, vintage bike fancying on the back-burner for a bit. I have finally finished my ROH. Sort of. More to do - the Airlites probably aren’t the final wheels, hopefully I’ll build a set with LF Blumfields. The all alloy build (apart from Airlite barrels 🙃) means < 20 lbs which is nice. Up and down our road felt good ealier!
1910 Rudge whitworth.
Must be pretty heavy, with the mess it made of that tortoise. “Très belle velo” indeed
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