I want to build new wheels for my PSVN. I'm going to start looking for clincher rims that would be somewhat period-consistent, so dating from the 1980s or at least looking like that. Suitable width for a 700C 25 tire, as light as practical, 32 or 36 holes, prefer more of a box section but an unobtrusive aero is okay. Silver or gray. Likely be paired up w/ some Mavic hubs.
Problem is, I don't know enough "rim history" to know what to keep an eye out for. I was into mountain bikes in the 1980's, didn't pay attention to road rims. Mea culpa!
I did think of Mavic MA-2 and MA-40, are they the right vintage? Any other choices to look for? French brands preferred, or other European.