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Found some rims in a shop. Says nobody wants sew-ups

Old 08-23-22, 02:08 PM
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Found some rims in a shop. Says nobody wants sew-ups

And, he wants to trade wine which I have lots of.

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Old 08-23-22, 02:30 PM
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Cool rims, neat idea of a trade. Is there a question here?
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Old 08-23-22, 03:43 PM
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Give him the rosé or merlot.
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Old 08-23-22, 04:22 PM
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Not worth a tone I would say one bottle for each rim would be a fair trade.
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Old 08-23-22, 05:48 PM
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As a sommelier and former owner of a successful wine bar, I have bottles that range from $5 to $5k

thats the question, what are these rims worth?

I don’t want to rip him or myself off.

[had to look to make sure I posted in the right sub-forum]
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Old 08-23-22, 05:59 PM
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Good score. The shop may figure they're worth ten bucks apiece.
You might think fifty each, with wine you bought for twenty per bottle.
Somewhere in between?

P.S. I bought those exact rims (in better shape) for $25/pair about fifteen years ago on eBay.
The dude shipped them in a giant plastic garbage bag via USPS! Somehow they did not get dented!
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Says nobody wants sew-ups
...that's a pretty accurate statement where I live. If you actually have some tubular rimmed wheels and tyres, it is handy to have some spare rims to store your spare tyres on, while awaiting their turn in service. I find that when I construct wheels, I'm going in the direction of replacing a tubular rim set with a modern box section rim, on the same hubs.
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This article was very interesting. I used to tell people who think "nobody" uses tubular tires that all they need to do is check out the TdF to see that is just isn't so. Well apparently it is heading that way according the following article.

https://road.cc/content/feature/why-...-france-294373

Here's a little snippet...

"Last year we saw a greater mix of tyre types in the pro peloton than ever before. Well, this year, there's a lot less mix and a lot more tubeless, but why is this? Well, a large part of the reason is down to Roval and Shimano. Between them, they supply wheels to eight of the teams competing in this year's Tour de France (TdF) and both brands have new tubeless wheels in their line-ups."

I have no bikes currently which rely on tubulars. I have purchased a couple of vintage bikes over the years which had tubular rims and I swapped them out for more modern box-section rims.

Simply don't want to deal with tubulars. Some don't mind, and I say "keep on keepin' on!"
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Old 08-24-22, 09:42 AM
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a couple of $10 bottles would be sufficient i would think
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Old 08-24-22, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by J_Chickles View Post
a couple of $10 bottles would be sufficient i would think
Or 10 bottles of two buck Chuck
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Old 08-24-22, 10:06 AM
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That is a pointer of a burned out shop owner. Time to retire. There are places to list those for worthwhile money.
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That is a pointer of a burned out shop owner. Time to retire. There are places to list those for worthwhile money.
Or a shop owner that believes there is more to life than $$$$.
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Do you have any wine nobody wants?
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Good to have spare sewup rims.
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I think I made a mistake here. I made the mistake of thinking that the subsection of the forum was where people would ask questions on a dollar amount of an item was worth.

So far I have not received that response.
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I think I made a mistake here. I made the mistake of thinking that the subsection of the forum was where people would ask questions on a dollar amount of an item was worth.

So far I have not received that response.
Like anything, condition is important. These look shelf-worn, but they're rims. Either they've never been built and ridden before, or they were cleaned really well.

The market will not bear a high price for these admittedly decent rims until built up into wheels. I think for old unbuilt shelf-worn tub rims like this I'd try to get them for $25 each or less.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
I think I made a mistake here. I made the mistake of thinking that the subsection of the forum was where people would ask questions on a dollar amount of an item was worth.

So far I have not received that response.
Yes you did, J_Chickles said a couple of $10.00 bottles of wine. If I was selling those rims, $20.00 for the pair would make me happy.

You yourself said that the shop owner indicated nobody wants them. To me that equates to a value of zero dollars.

The rest of us chimed in with commentary and (hopefully) helpful related information, such as what I posted about the use of tubulars at the TdF.
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Old 08-25-22, 01:03 PM
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it would seem a decent bottle of crozes-hermitage would be a fair swap. $28-$40.
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Old 08-25-22, 02:23 PM
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I would buy at $40 for the pair.
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I would say about $30-50 each while tubiies theses are really nice double eyelet Wobler Supers about the best ones you can get for a vintage bike If you want to run Tubulars / Sew ups.
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FWIW, a lot of CX racers still favor sew-ups.
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They are scratched up. They are old.

$10/pc, or an $8 bottle of wine.
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Old 08-25-22, 07:25 PM
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I would say about $30-50 each while tubiies theses are really nice double eyelet Wobler Supers about the best ones you can get for a vintage bike If you want to run Tubulars / Sew ups.
Somebody may correct me, but I believe these were manufactured before Wolber bought Super Champion.
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Would have to see photos of the brake tracks to know for sure of never used. No glue remnants on the mounting surfaces seem to suggest that though.
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Old 08-27-22, 02:18 PM
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Pretty sure these just have NOS shop ware should polish out clean up nicely if done before there laced up.
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