Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
Bikes: '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski, 84 Torpado super strada (Cino someday)
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Wear on Rims ?????
When is the wear on rims from braking enough that you replace your rims? ???
I have Wolber rims circa '89 on my good (i.e put on lycra and bikes shoes for the clipless pedals) bike. I don't have that many miles on it....couple of thousand.(typical story, cute girl, marriage, kid, work...but now it looks like I will make more time for biking
) The anodized rims are showing scratches from the brakes. I am in the process of upgrading to 9 spd triple, and will be replacing the rear hub. I am going to build the wheel myself (first one) and do not want to redo the effort in the near future for a new rim but on the other hand if I can use the exiting rim that will save some $$ and the effort of rebuilding the front wheel also.
thanks for the input (suggestions for strong 32 h rims appreciated also)