Need some hints for rims...
So I'm putting new wheels on this bike:
and the two final rim choices I've come to are the Velocity Aero black, and Araya Super Aero.
The Velocity is basically the only all-black rim that is super-stiff and almost never goes out of true. This, with a all-black tire will make for a nice semi-aero stealth look. (No machined braking surface.) The downside of this setup is the weight of the Aero rim--at 500+ grams.
The Araya is a super-shiny chrome rim that is much deeper than the aero and looks really trick. The chrome would go with my naked bars... This rim is lighter than the aero despite the depth, and makes for a really sturdy and laterally-stiff wheel. But I fear that the deep, tech-looking rim would look strange on my oldskool frame.
Initially I was looking at some Campy Record Crono super-thin tubulars which would be perfect for the frame, but the bike shop guy and George talked me out of it--those thin rims seem to fall out of true all the time when ridden on the road.
Anyway, your help in making this choice would me much appreciated. I'm dead on 50-50 at the moment...