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Old 02-06-12, 10:21 AM   #1
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Recommendations for replacment 26 x1-3/8" rims

I bought a vintage Raleigh Sports bicycle that needs replacement wheels. The stock rims are chromed steel and I would be most interested in alloy rims of the same size, style and number of spoke 36 holes.
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The best replacement rim is the polished, Sun CR-18 in 26 x 1 3/8 (590).
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^yup.
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+2 - just put those on my bike. Night and day braking difference.
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Ok! That's what I was wanting to hear. Thanks!
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+3. Just bought 2 sets of these to rebuild a couple 3 speeds for friends.
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And here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Sun-CR-18-36-h...8560053&sr=1-1

And for the 40H:
http://www.amazon.com/Sun-CR-18-40-h...8560053&sr=1-3
and the 32H
http://www.amazon.com/Sun-CR-18-32-h...8560053&sr=1-2
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The best replacement rim is the polished, Sun CR-18 in 26 x 1 3/8 (590).
+1 And get them polished too! At Tree Fort Bikes, they are the same price as non-polished and look much nicer atmo.
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Here's a cheaper link:

http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/pm-...-quot-rim.aspx
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How about some already built polished CR18s laced with DT Comps to SA hubs???
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How about some already built polished CR18s laced with DT Comps to SA hubs???
Close enough?

http://harriscyclery.net/product-lis...91/?rb_ct=1437
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Having built wheels like this by purchasing the components separately at retail, I can recommend this option.
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I was thinking a little closer to home...

Like my basement.

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I think these are Sun CR-18, correct? Does one of these wheels have a built-in generator or are both hubs have brakes? I think I would like this setup only with 36 spokes.


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They both have drum brakes and I think the front hub has a dynamo, though I can't say for sure without seeing the other side if the front hub.
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Just this past weekend I built up a 590 CR-18 on a S-A X-FDD dyno/brake hub for a client's Raleigh Sports.

This is a great combination and an exceptional front hub for any city commuter bike IMHO.

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I think these are Sun CR-18, correct? Does one of these wheels have a built-in generator or are both hubs have brakes? I think I would like this setup only with 36 spokes.

Yes--polished 36H; those are 27". Front hub is XL-FDD (dynamo with 90mm drum brake). Rear is X-RD5, 5 speed with 70 mm drum.

Warning: even with the modern hubs with aluminum shells, these things are heavy as hell. But they appeal to my fantasies of bullet-proof but tweedy elegance during the zombie apocalypse.
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Those aint heavy...
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+ a few more on the CR-18's. I have 7 more on the way for wheel builds. I use them in the 590, 700c, 559 and the 406 when I can find them. Currently have 3 bikes running them.

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