I was looking to replace the rims on my cheap steel mountain bike (my rims had hops). I won these UFO rims on ebay for 20$ and then realized they are 24 hole (I got excited and bid without reading). Either way they seem like a very nice rim set for 30$ after shipping. I decided to just build them up as a spare or maybe just sell the rims to get some money back. Now for finding hubs. I do not want to call up Phil Wood and get some custom hubs drilled for me as that would be expensive not worth it.
I have come to the conclusion that my options are limited. I can either:
A. Sell the rims to someone who may already have hubs that need rims.
B. Build up the rims using 36 hubs and skip some holes(I know DMF will tell me this is unsafe but do a google search on it Sheldon Brown said it can be done)
C. Get some 24 road hubs and just use those on my mountain bike. (I have a steel frame originally 126mm spacing.)
Any other ideas or should I just use the rims as wall art?