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
33%
30 to 40mm
22
48%
around 55mm
8
17%
65mm or more
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

KarlC
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by KarlC

deano87 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 am
you could get away with bigger profile rims on that bike.
clipsed wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:06 am
Personally love seeing 45-60mm rims on those kind of steel bikes!
Yep, now that we have a photo of the frame the whole Poll needs to be redone.

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cassard
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by cassard

good idea, but I don't want to annoy the members with a new thread about that. I like all your answers so keep them coming !

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mattyNor
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by mattyNor

Here is my bike with 44mm deep rims and 40mm tires, doing it again I think might go with shallower wheels or maybe gumwalls would help break up all the black but at the time nothing tubeless in 40mm and a tread I wanted was available. Image

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by glepore

Lightweights look good on steel or ti bikes-the Meilenstein/Standard is 50mm roughly.
Cysco Ti custom Campy SR mechanical (6.9);Cannondale SS Evo Di2 7970 (5.79); Willier Cento Uno Air Di2 9070 (7.0); C40 Mk2 DA 7800 ; Anvil Custom steel Etap;1996 Colnago Technos Record

cassard
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by cassard

yeahh lightweight aren't wide enough for what I want to use.

Oh and also the fact that they're 9k$

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by cassard

mattyNor wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Here is my bike with 44mm deep rims and 40mm tires, doing it again I think might go with shallower wheels or maybe gumwalls would help break up all the black but at the time nothing tubeless in 40mm and a tread I wanted was available. Image

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what wheels are you using ? Reynolds ATR 700 ? and if yes do you like them ?

markyboy
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by markyboy

I have a colnago master being built at the moment about 3 weeks away i hope,i have wondered what wheels i should put on it?
Any input would be good.
Colnago master with campagnolo super record 11
Pinarello f8 with campagnolo super record 12
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glepore
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by glepore

Masters are a special case, they deserve a vintage look-like an Ambrosio Nemesis. Nice tubular pair on paceline classifieds at a great price if they're still available.
Cysco Ti custom Campy SR mechanical (6.9);Cannondale SS Evo Di2 7970 (5.79); Willier Cento Uno Air Di2 9070 (7.0); C40 Mk2 DA 7800 ; Anvil Custom steel Etap;1996 Colnago Technos Record

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TonyM
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glepore wrote:Masters are a special case, they deserve a vintage look-like an Ambrosio Nemesis. Nice tubular pair on paceline classifieds at a great price if they're still available.
+1

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mattyNor
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cassard wrote:
mattyNor wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Here is my bike with 44mm deep rims and 40mm tires, doing it again I think might go with shallower wheels or maybe gumwalls would help break up all the black but at the time nothing tubeless in 40mm and a tread I wanted was available. Image

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what wheels are you using ? Reynolds ATR 700 ? and if yes do you like them ?
No I built the myself, i9 hubs to some open mold rims. No issues as of yet and I thrash them pretty hard!

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by waltthizzney

mattyNor wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Here is my bike with 44mm deep rims and 40mm tires, doing it again I think might go with shallower wheels or maybe gumwalls would help break up all the black but at the time nothing tubeless in 40mm and a tread I wanted was available. Image

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what kind of frame is this? beautiful

alcatraz
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by alcatraz

I think what looks good are wheels that fit the riding style.

38mm on a tricycle, or a flat road bike, short ride commuter, don't look too good.

Just as deep wheels look weird on a climber or shallow look weird on a flat road bike.

For nostalgia purposes though some bling shallow rims could be put on a road bike. :D Would be more of an exhibition bike and not a riders bike.

I know I might have weird preferences. Get the wheels you like and don't listen to others.

/a

CLEAR
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by CLEAR

I like to go with similar theory of going same size wheel depth as downtube, but also went different approach of atleast matching downtube dia. With line if tan wall

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mattyNor
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waltthizzney wrote:
mattyNor wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Here is my bike with 44mm deep rims and 40mm tires, doing it again I think might go with shallower wheels or maybe gumwalls would help break up all the black but at the time nothing tubeless in 40mm and a tread I wanted was available. Image

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what kind of frame is this? beautiful
Stelbel Nina, it rides even better than it looks

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Hellgate
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by Hellgate

Deep dish can work very well with Ti.Image

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