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Showing off six NOS Nisi tubular hoops, and a question

My cousin dumped a pile of bicycle rims on me; left behind in his guesthouse by his late father-in-law. (I met the old gent a few times; had I known he was a vintage bike nerd, those Thanksgiving parties would have been a bit more interesting for me - and maybe for him, too.)

In the big stack o' rims were these six Nisi tubie hoops that appear NOS. Five 36 hole, and one 32 hole. I plan on building one set of the 36s with a pair of hi-flange NR hubs I scored last year, but will probably hang the rest on the wall, for now.

Question 1: Considering my Clydliness (210lbs and not likely to get that below 200) am I asking for trouble by planning on using these for significant amounts of gravel riding?

Question 2: And to that end, at approximately 21mm wide, are these appropriate rims for larger tires, say 32mm or 35mm? (Yes, I'm thinking Cino- and/or Eroica-type riding.) I am a relative novice with tubies.


Of course, the most interesting one is the 32 hole rim (first photo, second rim from the bottom), with the amateurish-looking drillium inside the rim and extra stickers on it.

Who can tell me about these things?
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro ● 1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1988 Schwinn Voyageur ● 1989 Trek 400 ● 1989 Bottechia Team ADR replica ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Technium RT600 ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ●

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