Ok so I want to do a couple of things in the near future. #1 is to build my first set of wheels and #2 is to have my current rear wheel rebuilt. I have purchased 4 brand new rims (which leaves me an extra) and I keep hearing this talk about a bad build possibly being influanced by a bad rim.
So what makes for a bad rim? What should i look for on these 4 rims I have (Sun M19A-II tubulars) to be sure I weed out a bad rim or am able to compensate for any minor flaws (is that even possible)?
My concern here is that I had my LBS build me a set of wheels and they a) wont stay true and b) the rear has a high spot that I can get out (tension is high in this area from me trying...the LBS says they don't even want to try to get it out). I have come to the conclusion that my LBS can't build a wheel to save it ass (they built me another set that also wont stay true) and they wont be building any more wheels for me but I wonder if there was a rim issue prior to the build.