What rims do I build with?
Hello all! I'm building my very first set of track wheels and I have a question for all you experienced track riders out there. What rims should I build with? I have a set of NOS early 80's 28 hole record track hubs that I will be using, and I have decided that I want to go the clinchers route. I only weight 130 lbs, and the bike won't see any hard city riding, so I'm not too worried about finding the strongest rim on the block, just something that will hold up. I do need something machined though, at least up front, as I will probably use the wheelset on some pretty hilly country rides where I might (just maybe) run a brake. I've been looking at open pros, aeroheads, and the DT Swiss RR 1.1 so far (all really light!). I'm not crazy about the look or weight of deep aero rims, but if there is some really compelling reason I should consider them, I'm all ears! Any advice you have for me is welcome!
Last edited by samburglar; 02-09-07 at 10:29 AM.