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Old 08-03-20, 10:02 PM
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Interesting wheel/rim

I picked up a bike from the early/mid 1990s with an interesting wheelset. The hubs were Shimano RSX and the rims were Mavic 196. Iíve never seen that rim before, nor have I seen a Mavic rim shaped like this. I canít find any info on the rims - nothing of VeloBase. Do any of you have any opinions or knowledge of these Mavic rims?


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It looks (section and lack of eyelets) like a rim from a 90s "cross" bike.
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Those were relatively cheap OEM rims from that period, had them on an RSX-equipped Diamondback Expert that was briefly in my possession.

The rear wheel went wildly out of true in short order, mainly due to poor spoke tensioning I imagine. Seemed to be relatively soft alloy, and narrow.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Those were relatively cheap OEM rims from that period, had them on an RSX-equipped Diamondback Expert that was briefly in my possession.

The rear wheel went wildly out of true in short order, mainly due to poor spoke tensioning I imagine. Seemed to be relatively soft alloy, and narrow.
That makes sense. These were off a mid-90s GT Force. Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by Insidious C. View Post
It looks (section and lack of eyelets) like a rim from a 90s "cross" bike.
I have a mid 90s cross rim, a Trek Matrix, and it's nearly the exact same shape. I think it was $5 at a Co-op.
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