I have a wheel with an old Ambrosio Elite 19 rim on, and the rim is bent badly enough that a bike shop can't true it. I believe them - I tried for two evenings and getting the lateral wobbles out results in some spokes super tight and others loose. With no spoke tension, these is a 1 inch lateral wobble and about a 1/2 inch out of round.
I'd like to replace the rim with another Elite 19 but finding one of these will take some time. Is there anything new I could get that might drop right in without changing the spokes, or am I looking at a new rim and spokes too? The hub is an old, but excellent condition, Shimano 105 with 126mm spacing. I know - I should upgrade but I want to keep the bike close to original so I'm not ready to space it out to 130 and replace all the shifters just yet. I've got the Brandt book, and I'm willing to replace the rim or build a wheel up myself. Other options are new wheelset from eBay - there is a pair for $120, complete with 6spd UG, but shipping ads another $40 to that. Seems overkill to buy a new pair of wheels because of one rim..