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    "Old-School" Rim Question...

    Hey all, I'm wanting to build up some "weight-weenie" wheels for a 10 year old Ti weight weenie type bike, and I'd like to know what rims were popular for this back in the early-mid 90s... I need 'em strong as well as light. What rims should I look for?

    BTW- here's the frame; I like the first one I picked up a few weeks ago, and since they have more at blow-out prices, I got this one too... and they found me another NOS Mag 21 SL/Ti fork to go with! They still have a few more of these frames if anyone wants a vintage Russian Ti...
    nice lugs baby!

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    Damn..... No disc tabs.
    I made a vow to Luke SkyWalker to NEVER buy another bike w/o them....

    Nice frame, Man! I have a Chettah jersey that almost perfectly matches it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    Damn..... No disc tabs.
    Make some clamp-on tabs:
    nice lugs baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherGuy
    Make some clamp-on tabs:
    Are those custom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkrownd
    Are those custom?
    Sure; someone made 'em at home. Easy to get some T-6 hardened aluminum, and cut it with a Sawz-All, file to shape, then drill. Just takes a little time and imagination.
    nice lugs baby!

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    You Da' Man....

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    No, no disc brakes allowed on this bike.

    Love the fork, I have one that's significantly worse for the wear.

    I was running Mavics of some kind back then, but I can't remember the number. I would get Mavic ceramics unless you absolutely need to be period correct.

    You should definitely keep us updated on this build. Do you have any plans for the rest of the components?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    No, no disc brakes allowed on this bike.

    Love the fork, I have one that's significantly worse for the wear.

    I was running Mavics of some kind back then, but I can't remember the number. I would get Mavic ceramics unless you absolutely need to be period correct.

    You should definitely keep us updated on this build. Do you have any plans for the rest of the components?
    No discs for this frame... I'll build it with stuff period to mid '90s. I just posted the adapter pics to show how simple they can be to make.
    As for components, I have a complete XT group from '94 in perfect shape; almost new. Not sure if I want XT though; first generation XTR might be fun, as could be some of the lightweight CNC "boutique" stuff that was around then.... Any suggestions?
    nice lugs baby!

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    You must be a Machinist, like myself (by trade)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    You must be a Machinist, like myself (by trade)....
    A very worthy trade, but no, I'm not.... Just a nut who's had to fabricate all kinds of odd stuff over the years, mostly for automotive applications.
    nice lugs baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherGuy
    A very worthy trade, but no, I'm not.... Just a nut who's had to fabricate all kinds of odd stuff over the years, mostly for automotive applications.
    Ride On, my Friend.... I wish you well....

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    Considering that my bike dates from that era... let me see..

    Specialized X23 on the front, Mavic SUP 217 on the back. The Specialized rim is fantastic.. totally bombproof. The Mavic bends like butter..

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    BTW - i think Nashbar was clearing out some NOS rims on their site recently.. they might still have them.. A lot of mid-90's stuff, Mavic and Sun..

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    Like this one: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    28 hole only, but the price is right. They have some others.. sort the rims by price, and start at the bottom.. you'll see 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    Considering that my bike dates from that era... let me see..

    Specialized X23 on the front, Mavic SUP 217 on the back. The Specialized rim is fantastic.. totally bombproof. The Mavic bends like butter..
    Perhaps you could off load your period XT stuff on him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Perhaps you could off load your period XT stuff on him?
    Hehe.. you're just determined to make me upgrade, aren't you

    You're a bad influence!

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    Don't forget to run the Dart up front and Smokes for the rear....
    Syncros post & Flite saddle (original style)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherGuy
    first generation XTR might be fun, as could be some of the lightweight CNC "boutique" stuff that was around then.... Any suggestions?

    I think a Flite Titanium seat would look good, and perhaps Cook Brothers cranks, Nuke Proof hubs, or Paul's cantis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    Hehe.. you're just determined to make me upgrade, aren't you

    You're a bad influence!
    Well that's what period stuff in good condition is for. Helping people build up NOS bikes to their full glory.
    Resistance is futile

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    If you can find em, grab some mavic 231's. Awesome rims.

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