Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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I'm no expert on Schwinn Varsity's. But, if I have an older bike I like and intend to keep, I look for a nice set of alloy wheels/rims with hooked bead because it does make a difference in the braking and ride. The hooked bead allows for the use of higher pressure tires, which I like to ride. IMHO, I think its easier to maintain rim tru with an alloy rim, but that's just my opinion.
So, if it were me, I'd modify the quick release axles or mount the old solid axles and try to make the alloy rims work.
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