Hi, I have a few problems that need addressing any help would be great.
I'm currently stuck in the La Hume in southern France. We have a Longstaff tandem tricycle which has 700c Mavic 3D rims that were discontinued in 1990. They are the older type with the flat inside surface (which the spokes go through) not the slight v shape that are common now. We recently had new DT swiss 2.34 by 296 spokes put on which are brilliant but there was a bit of corrosion around the rim which lead to the eyelets coming out and a pretty buggered rim.
The trike has two specialist drum brakes and hubs so I can't change them and the spokes fit the flatter rim and won't fit anything in the local bike shops.
Are there any manufacturers who make the older style rims anymore? Is it better just to right off the 80 euro spent on the spokes and get new rims in the newer style?
Any other help would be fine.