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650b vintage steel rims located, help me choose one!

Old 06-15-15, 02:32 PM
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650b vintage steel rims located, help me choose one!

I plan on rebuilding them on the Rochet branded hubs, found two sets of 650 36 hole steel wheels that I can harvest rims from. One is vintage 50's, a bit of rust, readily removed. The other is 70's vintage, different look and sidewalls.

Alternatively I could just use the aluminum Wolber Super Champions I already purchased.


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If the bike is a display piece, if go with the rusty ones. The Rigida look cool but the serration does not improve braking and will make the bike look too new. If you actually plan to ride the bike and hope you might enjoy riding it, go aluminum. There's a reason people hate heavy steel rims.
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Caution, wet rims require increased stopping distance!
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I like the serration ones, they look like a conversation piece.
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No contest -- use the aluminum Wolbers.

Chromed steel rims blow, even with the best brake pads available.
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Just remember, you're inn Oregon now. That means rain, and y ill need all the stopping power you can get. Aluminum.
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