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    how many miles

    quick question, how many miles without any problems is good for a rim? at a weight of 450+

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    Infinitely variable. It depends on how well you maintain spoke tension and true on it, and other variables. There isn't a hard and fast mileage standard.
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    Additionally, it depends on the weather you're riding in and the crap on the roads. You can wear through a rim quick if you get bits of debris in your break pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Additionally, it depends on the weather you're riding in and the crap on the roads. You can wear through a rim quick if you get bits of debris in your break pads.
    +1. I'm only 250 pounds and I got less than 6000 miles from my last rim. Lots of wet, slushy, sandy/cinder-y weather last winter, and lots of hard downhill braking.

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    Depends on the bumps you hit, too.

    As far as I know, there are a LOT of antique/ vintage bikes that have their original rims- though they may be steel rims or may have had coaster brakes.
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    I've finally figured out that any LBS can make a wheel. However, they are not all experts in our user requirements. My current wheel has about 8000miles. More than double the previous record. While I was shopping for a new bike, I knew that they would be making the wheels for what ever I bought. (Even from another LBS!)
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