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Old 08-08-07, 12:28 PM   #1
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Let's find me some rims...

I am looking for heavy duty rims. I have a pair of Weinmann Concave 522x (circa 1988) that I will end up using unless I can find the correct rims. I have looked at Sun rims and they seem to be fairly strong. I want something that will last as I am 305lbs right now. I used to ride the extremely heavy duty (and fairly heavy) Weinmann Concave rims (1.75" or 1.95" wide concave rim with stainless steel eyelets and machined sidewall). I would love to find another set of these rims. I am asking for anyone and everyone to help me find these rims.

These are the ones I have right now... They are fairly strong, but I would really like the wider ones.
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Old 08-08-07, 12:55 PM   #2
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i got some weinmann alloy 27x11/4 wheels at my favorite local bike shopand,they are holding up great. i took them back and,had them re-tensioned and,my wheel guy said they didnt need it.
i remember that they are from the weinmann safety line.
i think the model # is RM 19. but dont hold me to that. i got the complete wheel and he mounted my tire and,made sure it was true for me,for around 35 plus tax. SO far they are good strong wheels. i have maybe 500 or so miles on them at around 330 lb.
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Velocity Dyads or Aeroheads will work great. So will Mavic MA-3s, A719s, and Sun CR-18s or RhynoLites(The RhynoLite is a very wide 700c/29er rim; good for running 700 x 32 and up)
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brodie,
I have some 26" x 1 1/4" (see pictures earlier in this post) Weinmann rims. I am specifically looking for the wider 26" from the late 80's to early 90's.

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I have been considering the Sun Rhyno Lite, but if I can find the wide concave Weinmann I would like to use it.

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what size tire are you going to use with this?
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what size tire are you going to use with this?
I would be using this with a 2.1" or 2.25" tire.
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You MIGHT get lucky and find some NOS rims of that model, but I don't think that particular rim is made anymore.
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You MIGHT get lucky and find some NOS rims of that model, but I don't think that particular rim is made anymore.
That is what I am hoping for... Do you by chance know of anyone that might have them? Or the model #?
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That is what I am hoping for... Do you by chance know of anyone that might have them? Or the model #?
If I did, you'd already have that info in your grimy little paws, my friend.

I'll keep my eyes open though and check with a couple of guys I know that have NOS stuff from then. It's not real likely though.
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I figure as much. Thanks for looking.

Now if I could remember the name of the guy I sold my bike to back in the early 90's. He probably still has it.

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If I did, you'd already have that info in your grimy little paws, my friend.

I'll keep my eyes open though and check with a couple of guys I know that have NOS stuff from then. It's not real likely though.
Also,
Are you familiar with the ones in the pictures above? Are they very strong? I picked them up from someone that just wanted to get rid of them...
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Those are a decent rim, what's the spoke count on them? That'll be the key.....

You might also look at these.....
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...okes%2FNipples
I think these may be exactly what you are wanting in another brand..
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Those are a decent rim, what's the spoke count on them? That'll be the key.....

You might also look at these.....
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...okes%2FNipples
I think these may be exactly what you are wanting in another brand..
They are 32h and in decent shape for 19 years old.

I have looked at the Sun Rhyno Lite XL and the Mammoth. Both look tough, but they are not a concave rim. Nor are the sidewalls machined. I would most likely use the rims in the picture before buying the Sun rims.
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They are 32h and in decent shape for 19 years old.

I have looked at the Sun Rhyno Lite XL and the Mammoth. Both look tough, but they are not a concave rim. Nor are the sidewalls machined. I would most likely use the rims in the picture before buying the Sun rims.
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Excellent rim for downhill, dual slalom, or dudes who are just hard on their equipment (I try to avoid euphemisms like “Clydesdale”). Triple-hollow I-beam construction with nickel-plated brass eyelets. ABS center strip strengthens sidewall and spokeface. High brake track allows freedom with brake set-up and the concave surface grips brake pads better. 26” (ISO 559). 548mm ERD. Silver. 705g. Specify drilling/valve: 32-Hole/Presta or 36-Hole/Schrader.
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OK,
I have an opinion. Get new wheels, or have them made. What bike are you using, what does it have for hubs?
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OK,
I have an opinion. Get new wheels, or have them made. What bike are you using, what does it have for hubs?
I will if I cannot find these rims... I will be replacing the hubs as well.
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So my search for the Weinmann rims has run into a brick wall. I have found zilch! If anyone has them or where I could locate them please let me know. Thanks.

How would one rate the Syncros Big Box rims?
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Old 09-23-07, 11:34 PM   #18
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I posted this long ago... I am not sure if I will ever find the Old School Weinmann rims again... I will keep looking. But I would like to say that I have a pair or rims/hubs that should keep me rolling for many years to some... See pictures below:

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Syncros Big Big rims (double walled, eyelets)
Phil Wood hubs
Wheelsmith 14G Spokes
Shimano HG-50 (11-34t)
Continental Town & Country 26x2.1" Tires

Unfortunately due to emergency hernia surgery 3 weeks ago, I am not able to ride for a while. Probably 4 more weeks. I have let my boys ride it a little to feel like I have not wasted money on such nice wheels.

I can't wait to get back in the saddle...

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