Hoops - Big and Small
I do not understand your "tight" and "loose" comments. How does the tire width affect how tightly it fits on the rim? Why would tires wider than 40 mm be looser?Guitar Ted said:Those are some old rims there! They are good rims, just old. Are they NOS? Hmmm......anyway. Yes, those should mount up okay. Most of the old Matrix stuff was a pretty tight fit with anything you tried to mount on it, but we're talking tires up to 40mm only. I think you will find that anything 2.1X 700c will still seem too loose on that rim compared to a 26 inch wheel and tire combo. Good luck!
Okay, the old Matrix rims, for whatever reason, were more difficult to mount a tire on- any tire- than other rims of similar design, (touring rims). So, I used the term "tighter". That's my experience, your mileage may vary.shiggy said:I do not understand your "tight" and "loose" comments. How does the tire width affect how tightly it fits on the rim? Why would tires wider than 40 mm be looser?
I'am just getting started building up a BigShot. I'll be having fun with this build, as it's replacing my cruiser/commuter.Bigwheel said:Oh yeah, the Titan Tour rims should be just fine and you know the price is right.
Yeah not NOS - I'll see if Brian (local wheel builder) will even give it try. Sad to see the rims go to the trash, but lookin that way.shiggy said:Used rims? Unless you are on a really tight budget I would not use them. It can be very difficult to build with a used rim, even if it appears to be straight. Tough to get them true and round.
If they are straight at all I would not throw them out. See what your builder says. You could at least build them up with straight gauge spokes for practice and have them for a back-up wheelset. Mount your snow tires on them and no worries about trashing your "good" wheels.Crash_Burn said:Yeah not NOS - I'll see if Brian (local wheel builder) will even give it try. Sad to see the rims go to the trash, but lookin that way.