Have a new build going on. SSCX.
Cleaned up the no-name Chinese tubular carbon rim today and...found two separate cracks under the glue. These were supposed to be "heavy duty" wheels, with 36 spokes. They lasted two seasons, which was about 18-20 race days and some training rides. I weigh 68kg which is around 150 pounds.
This was supposed to be a cheap build-up of existing parts. Now I need to get a 36h tubular rim. The frame has vertical drop-outs and I've got a 36h eccentric WI hub.
My bike co-op has a Mavic Mach 2 with double stainless eyelets that is NOS and the people at the co-op "think" it's from 1990 or so. The rim is in beautiful condition. They are asking 35€ ($50ish) which is a fair price perhaps.
I told them I was going to use it for CX and the head of the co-op said "sure, it would work great," but one of the regulars there who I trust very much said to go for something "newer."
Any opinions on who is right?