I'm trying to replace the rims on my '72 Paramount. They came fairly damaged, with a bunch of nicks in the sides, like they'd been resting on something sharp in the back of a truck. The give up a good buzz when I use the brakes. They seem to be just basic weinmann box rims, for hooked bead tires.
Anyway, I've got a pair of Weinmann concave rims in decent shape that I'm thinking of replacing them with. They've got eyelets and straight walls for un-hooked beads. Last I remember, it's hard as hell to get a tire on or off the things.
My question is, are the concave rims of good enough quality to bother replacing the old ones? I'm hoping to use the bike as a tourer, so I'd like something decently strong. Or should I keep looking for something else? I've got fairly limited resources, so I'm hoping to use something I've already got. I'd also like to stick with roughly the same time period as the bike, 70s or early 80s.
Oh, and they're both 27x1-1/4". I'd like to stick with those.
Comments? Suggestions? Opinions?