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    Cracked rim!

    This is annoying.

    I bought a Centurion bike at the local Salvation Army, parted it out and kept the rims. It had a nice pair of 27" Wolber Super Champion Gentleman 81 rims on it. The brake surfaces seemed OK. The only real reason I bought the bike is because of those rims.

    Today, I cleaned them up and found this:



    They were dirty, I could not see this in the store.

    I even had the right length spokes to build a nice set of wheels.

    Now I have one good rim in this style, and another that does not match, a Wolber Modele 58.

    Anyone got one or the other, 36 hole?
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    I think I have a model 58 (or 2) I would love to get my hands on your 81, but it doesn't look polished.. and my lone 81 is polished.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
    This is annoying.

    I bought a Centurion bike at the local Salvation Army, parted it out and kept the rims. It had a nice pair of 27" Wolber Super Champion Gentleman 81 rims on it. The brake surfaces seemed OK. The only real reason I bought the bike is because of those rims.

    Today, I cleaned them up and found this:



    They were dirty, I could not see this in the store.

    I even had the right length spokes to build a nice set of wheels.

    Now I have one good rim in this style, and another that does not match, a Wolber Modele 58.

    Anyone got one or the other, 36 hole?
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    Could you post a photo of the label(s)? As the organizer of a single's club for rims I may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinco View Post
    Could you post a photo of the label(s)? As the organizer of a single's club for rims I may be able to help.
    OK, that made me laugh! I have more than a few single rims here, too.

    Here is the cracked rim, which has a matte silver finish:



    Here is the other rim that I have, which is polished:

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    Shoot, I could use a pair of these 27" rims myself. Anybody out there that might have not only Koala's matching rim, but perhaps a pair of something similar? Or a single one that another member might have a match to?

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Shoot, I could use a pair of these 27" rims myself. Anybody out there that might have not only Koala's matching rim, but perhaps a pair of something similar? Or a single one that another member might have a match to?

    -Kurt
    I think the Wolber 58's I have are black label...have to check when I get home. I do know they are 27x1-1/4

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    Humph. If the finishes were reversed I'd definately have one for ya'. I have a Model 58 which would be perfect, except for being silver anodized. I also have an early (non-Wolber) Super Champion Gentleman 81 in silver anodized and an early Super Champion Competition Gentleman (not "81") which is polished. All 27" and I'm pretty sure they're all 36h. I'm sorry I can't come closer than those at the moment.

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    Yeah my model 58s are red label 700c... My single 81 is also red label and polished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    I think the Wolber 58's I have are black label...have to check when I get home. I do know they are 27x1-1/4

    Aaron
    Aaron, I don't care what label they are - I'll rip 'em off and replace with matching ones if required; so long as the rims match.

    -Kurt

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