V - Cross Section Wood Racing Rims

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  1. #1 Posted Oct 28, 2017

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    In need of information as to the approximate time period
    for the use of the V- Cross Section Wood Racing Rim.

    Thank you IN ADVANCE ....

    ..... patric
     
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  2. #2 Posted Oct 29, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    That is a good question - I think we can approx this based on much of the information we have compiled on this site. Let me do a little research and I'll see what I can come up with. Below is a Fairbanks rim - now I assume the Pat does not apply to the V profile - but I will find out. It might be in the all wood rim info thread. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/toc-wood-rim-makers-info.61555/

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/all-wood-rim-makers-marks.56709/

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/10s-20s-racing-wood-wheels-rare.108763/

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Orig. Patent Fairbanks

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    Basic info of Fairbanks itself.....

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    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Thank you -- filmonger ... wow, that is
    a wealth of information within those links !

    Also related to wooden wheels .. this >>>>
    the center to center measure of U.S. - gauge
    railroad tracks (this measure was supported by
    the British .. who helped dignify the American
    railway system).

    Four-feet, 8.5 inches.

    This measure was used in the building of the
    Imperial Roman War Chariots ... (center to center
    measure of the outer wooden-wheel rings).

    Thank you, again .....

    ..... patric
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    C. J. & F. E. Smith Company of St. Paul Minnesota, sundries catalog. From 1900
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  7. #7 Posted Dec 8, 2017

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    Patric,
    This is a v-rim used on my 1917 Excelsior track bike. The original owner raced it while in college from 1917 to 1920. There is no manufacturer information anywhere on the rim. Just a couple of "32" written on the inside of the rim for the number of spokes. Unfortunately only one was included with the bike when I got it. V-Rim.jpg V-Rim2.jpg V-Rim3.jpg V-Rim4.jpg
     
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