Are these vintage rims strong enough for touring?
I posted this in the vintage forum but got no responses.
So I will try it again here.
I've had these forever. I was originally going to build a set of wheels for my now long gone Miyata but I always went back to 27x1 1/4. In fact all my touring bikes except for my new Rocky Mountain still have 27 inch wheels. The tire selection was better for 27 inch wheels way back then and I did a lot of gravel road riding.
Now that I am building a vintage touring bike for my son, I am going to run a 700c wheel set. And these are the only rims I have. They are brand new and weren't cheap rim but I also didn't know what I was even buying back then.
So, anyone had any experience with this type of Araya?