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Old 06-07-20, 04:52 PM
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Bikes: 1975 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1978 Bertin C35, 1982 Trek 614, 1983 Trek 620, 1984 Nishiki Seral, 1995 Mercian Ko’M, 1998 Fisher HKEK, 2000 Rivendell RS, 2001 Heron Touring, 2016 Nobilette Custom

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Originally Posted by Saguaro View Post
Looks like a step up from the 1982/83 Nishiki Cresta I have. The mid-fork braze-ons and extra braze-ons on the fork ends would be welcome additions on my bike.

FWIW, I used Velocity Dyad rims on my build, 40 hole rear, 36 hole front. While not C&V, they have been very reliable and are well suited for touring applications.

1982 Nishiki Cresta
Wow, pretty bike!

For the short term I’ll just deal with the 27” wheels it came with and put some Paselas on there. I just wish somebody would make a quality 27” tire wider than 1.25. There’s all kinda clearance on this bike for wider tires and fenders.

I guess the Dyads are the only 40h silver rim option these days. They look nice on your Cresta. I just always loved the CR18s cause they’re cheap and the triple-box cross-section is strong as all get out. I know they made them in 40h because I used to have one, but I gave it to a friend. Doh!
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