Wheel Recommendations for Tourer?
I am in the process of stripping and repainting my old Volkscycle, and want to set it up as a dedicated tourer/utility bike. In my early years (many, many moons ago) it served me well for fully loaded touring with a double butted CroMo frame and nice comfy geometry. Over the years I have upgraded the following major parts:
Bottom bracket (early model sealed Phil Wood, still spins like the day I purchased)
Shifters (from stem mount to bar end)
Crankset (early model Biopace road triple that I like to this day)
Brakes are still original DuraAce centerpulls, wheels are original Araya Satin 27" rims with Sunshine hubs. The rims have seen better days cosmetically, and I'm thinking about moving up to 700c to handle a wider tire. The brakes will handle the rim size difference no problem. Any suggestions as to reasonable priced rims or wheelsets to find new or used? TIA for your inputs....
2006 Gary Fisher Marlin MTB
2004 Salsa LaRaza aka "Mmmm, Blue Salsa" (853 steel is real, baby!)
2003 Kona Humu Humu Nuka Nuka Apua'A Singlespeed - Gone, but not forgotten
1998 Diamondback Outlook MTB
1990 Centurion Cavaletto 'Gaspipe Beater' Roadie
1978 Volkscycle 'Frankenbike' CroMo Tourer