I'm about to have my LBS build me a new set of wheels for a 1989 Bridgestone RB-1 that I recently acquired. I've got a pair of Suntour Superbe Pro 32H road hubs, and was discussing rim options at the LBS today. I'd like something that looks reasonably era appropriate (e.g. silver &/or polished, boxy profile) and which can take a 25 - 28mm tire (probably Pacela TGs). I'd buy a set of Mavic MA-2s if they were still made today, but am not going to screw around with NOS rims. I'm planning to ride this bike for conditioning/training purposes; no racing or touring.
I'm currently debating between the VO Raid and the Velocity Synergy. Any recent opinions on either of these? I've found lots of BF reports on the VO PBP, but not much on the RAID. Will I have problems running 25mm tires on either of these rims (which are ~22-23mm OD)?
Any others I should be looking at? I'm aware of the Sun, but my LBS guy is not thrilled about the made in China aspect, and I'm inclined to agree.
Thanks for the collective wisdom!