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Old 03-08-21, 03:37 AM
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Suggestions for new 36h rims?

I've managed to get my hands on a NOS 8-speed Record rear hub to replace the old worn out one on my beloved Master Olympic (the only thing left of the old Record components that doesn't function as new). However, the new one is a 36h instead of 32 like the old one, and the availablity of nice new 36h rims is a bit so-so it seems. Would like something that can comfortably take a 28mm tire. Any suggestions? Would a pair of polished silver H Plus Son Archetype's be a bit too much "bling"?

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Old 03-08-21, 05:36 AM
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what a sweet bike
i'd go black open pros
36 rear 32 front
silver spokes obv
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H+Son is the correct answer.
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Great question! I think the polished Archetypes would look sweet! Especially with the chrome fork and chrome rear triangle, and silver groupset.

I'm eyeing a pair to lace to some 8s era Record hubs for my Bianchi whenever I get to it. Here's a picture from the Hunt Sprint Aero wheels, for what all silver/aero/polished can look like on a bike (oogled these when I got my Hunt 4 seasons).

Edit: ship me some of those Ambrosios in 32h while you're at it, hard to locate this side of the pond!

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Originally Posted by AJI125 View Post
Great question! I think the polished Archetypes would look sweet! Especially with the chrome fork and chrome rear triangle, and silver groupset.

I'm eyeing a pair to lace to some 8s era Record hubs for my Bianchi whenever I get to it. Here's a picture from the Hunt Sprint Aero wheels, for what all silver/aero/polished can look like on a bike (oogled these when I got my Hunt 4 seasons).

Edit: ship me some of those Ambrosios in 32h while you're at it, hard to locate this side of the pond!

If you're a fan of early-generation Shamals, those Hunts could work as a decent substitute. Guess I'll just have to get used to the look, having been riding black rims only for many years now.

Really? You can barely go outside without tripping over some 32h Ambrosios over here I actually just noticed that they might be available in 36h as well starting this year, and maybe even in a silver version, but I'm still waiting for confirmation on that. Just wish the inside diameter was a couple mm wider.
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Your Colnago is so perfect. Are you sure you can't find a nice 32 hole hub. I'm a big Ambrosio fan.
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Last year I bought a set of sealed bearing freewheel hub wheels for an 85 Raleigh. The rims are polished CR-18's. They look great and period correct.

Yes, polished H+Sons would be fine too.
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I agree - easiest is Open Pros, Even modern versions can look appropriate on older steel bikes from the 1970's and beyond (especially the 1980's).
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Old 03-09-21, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by th0m View Post
I've managed to get my hands on a NOS 8-speed Record rear hub to replace the old worn out one on my beloved Master Olympic (the only thing left of the old Record components that doesn't function as new). However, the new one is a 36h instead of 32 like the old one, and the availablity of nice new 36h rims is a bit so-so it seems. Would like something that can comfortably take a 28mm tire. Any suggestions? Would a pair of polished silver H Plus Son Archetype's be a bit too much "bling"?
What about this, with a little polishing?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cam...MAAOSwLYdf8Lb3
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Open Pro if you want to support Mavic being classic because they rarely innovate, poor design when they do innovate, and offering odd named wheels.

Or H+son Archtype and tb14 if you want quality rims that are a good weight, easily built, and welded at the joint.
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H + Son, yeah. Anybody know where you can find a pair nowadays in 36 hole, not Archetypes (V-walls)?
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