Deep wheels or not ? On a steel/Ti bike

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

Witch would look better on a steel/titanium bike ?

30mm and less
15
35%
30 to 40mm
19
44%
around 55mm
8
19%
65mm or more
1
2%
 
Total votes: 43

cassard
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by cassard

Curious about your thoughts on the look of it.

Witch one look better in your opinion ?

For me to deep (60mm +) look weird on a non-aero bike, but less than 30mm look to old school.

Still wondering if I prefer from 30 to 50mm

how about you ?
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deano87
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by deano87

Just about to do it on my vintage Basso
This is the look im going for...

I think anything more than 40mm would look overdone

These are 27mm Gipfelsturm's
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Im 95% sure these are 30mm Reynolds
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These look like 40mm
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Same bike on lower pro:

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KarlC
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by KarlC

cassard wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:28 am
Curious about your thoughts on the look of it.

Witch one look better in your opinion ?

For me to deep (60mm +) look weird on a non-aero bike, but less than 30mm look to old school.

Still wondering if I prefer from 30 to 50mm

how about you ?
It would help if you posted a photo of the frame.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

Actually it depends also on the size of your frame!
Maybe you should post a picture of your frame...

cassard
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by cassard

Here it is. My new Stinner Gibraltar-D. Size is based on their 53cm model.

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pdlpsher1
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Beautiful bike and paint job. That must be a T47BB?

I have a Ti bike and I'm running a Fulcrum Quattro wheelset that are 40mm deep. It looks good. I also have a CK T47BB.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

Would personally not go for more than 30mm in terms of aesthetics.

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deano87
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by deano87

you could get away with bigger profile rims on that bike.
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clipsed
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by clipsed

Personally love seeing 45-60mm rims on those kind of steel bikes!

hyvent
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by hyvent

https://m.imgur.com/a/D5LLh

Ti bike and 50mm wheels

Marin
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by Marin

Heretic CL2:

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morganb
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by morganb

I think its all about the size of the rest of the tubing, a bike with oversized tubing and a 44mm headtube is going to look okay with 40-50mm wheels while something witth a super skinny frame will look best with <30mm.

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themidge
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by themidge

Wheels the same diameter as the down tube often look good, but it can be difficult to find the right ones that are half decent. For that Stinner bora 35s or similar would alright.
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cassard
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by cassard

It's a Disc version and I'll be running schalbe pro-one 28mm on it (eventually maybe 30-32). So I want a really wide rime. My First option for now is either Reynold ATR 700, Roval CLX50 or CLX32
pdlpsher1 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:02 am
Beautiful bike and paint job. That must be a T47BB?

I have a Ti bike and I'm running a Fulcrum Quattro wheelset that are 40mm deep. It looks good. I also have a CK T47BB.
Yes I wanted a T47 width for the crankset compatibility (BB30 Force 1) and for the stiffness

bremerradkurier
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by bremerradkurier

Shamals looked great on steel Colnagos and DeRosas in the early '90s.

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