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Old 01-17-08, 11:00 AM   #1
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How did I end up here? I'm glad you asked.

I'm a retired gentleman from Benbrook TX and have been 'car-free' for several years.

The reason I ended up on this forum is that I am looking for a rim (to use on a project I'm doing on a Moulton) and I was following a thread that I hoped would take me where I wanted to go. As it turned out, the author of the thread didn't find what he was looking for, so neither did I. :-)

What we had both hoped to find was a 'Sun CR18 406mm 28 hole rim'.

Thanks for looking.

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Old 01-17-08, 11:05 AM   #2
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Hello Lewis, you never know what will turn up one day...don't give up hope!

Are you indeed a Limey? Not originally from Lancashire, are you? Don't forget to check out the regional forums and say howdy to the Texans.

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Hello Lewis, you never know what will turn up one day...don't give up hope!

Are you indeed a Limey? Not originally from Lancashire, are you? Don't forget to check out the regional forums and say howdy to the Texans.

Welcome to BF!

East Hill

Hello, thanks for your reply.

My Limey roots are from Potters Bar (N. London) and I have been here since 1963.

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Old 01-17-08, 02:23 PM   #4
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What we had both hoped to find was a 'Sun CR18 406mm 28 hole rim'.
So I was a little bored and looked around. I did see mention of such a thing in existence, but nothing less than 32hole for sale.

Does it have to be a CR-18?

If not try Velocity's site. They sell a couple rims with the specs you need.

Here's the link to the Aerohead

and the less fragile Fusion

I have a 28 hole Aerohead 700c rear wheel, am just under 200lb, and hop curbs all the time, so when I say fragile, I mean next to the Fusion which is a lightweight version of the Deep-V that most bike messengers use. Very tough.

edit: BTW, I'm always reading it's all about the build when it comes to durability. I built mine myself.

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So I was a little bored and looked around. I did see mention of such a thing in existence, but nothing less than 32hole for sale.

Does it have to be a CR-18?

If not try Velocity's site. They sell a couple rims with the specs you need.

Here's the link to the Aerohead

and the less fragile Fusion

I have a 28 hole Aerohead 700c rear wheel, am just under 200lb, and hop curbs all the time, so when I say fragile, I mean next to the Fusion which is a lightweight version of the Deep-V that most bike messengers use. Very tough.

edit: BTW, I'm always reading it's all about the build when it comes to durability. I built mine myself.
Thanks for your efforts here, I appreciate it.

There are several reasons why I would much prefer the CR-18.

Looking at its cross section it looks very sturdy.

It is more affordable than the Velocity.

I have used another size of CR-18 before and was well pleased with it.

My plan is to use tires from www.airfreetires.com and I know they fit the inside form of the CR-18 very well.

Then there is the issue of Moulton having several 'proprietary' items, which appears to limit me in my choice of rear hub/freehub combination and, consequently, limits my choice of rim to a 28 hole.

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Old 01-17-08, 03:11 PM   #6
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I guess I'd contact them to see where they source the originals. I did find MnHPVA who might be able to source one for you. In their resources section they list it as "Sun CR18 28 or 36 hole 330 g $30 (22.5mm wide box section, silver, made in USA) ZK"


And here's ZK
Zach Kaplan Cycles
1518 Buena Vista Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501 USA
510-522-BENT (2368)
zakaplan@earthlink.net
http://www.bikeroute.com/zach

The web link is broken, so I don't know if you'll have luck there. Might be closed. Beyond that, I'd try contacting someone at the site to steer you in the right direction.

http://mnhpva.org/index.htm Site looks kind of neglected though.

Good luck,
Petr


by the way, you might get teased for the air-free tubes. They don't have a good reputation at this site. Mostly because of uncomfortable ride vs. a pneumatic tire that can absorb bumps a bit better. To each his own so you won't hear it from me.
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Stay away from airfreetires.com It is a scam

I ordered a set of air free tires August 2007 and have not received them. They will not return calls and or emails. I finally filed a complaint with the better business bureau. Don't be duped by Hugh Waters. www.airfreetires.com is a scam.
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