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Old 09-16-07, 04:20 PM
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Road Rims

Hi, I have a nice lugged California built (I can't recall the builder) road frame, with canti brakes. I want to build a set of road wheels for it that would not mind seeing a dirt road, 32 spoke front, 36 rear. What is a good choice for a classic (new or old) rim that I could lace up to some smooth hubs? Thank you, Ty
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Both Araya, and Weinmann both made some wider alloy rims that were pretty sturdy, reasonably priced, and produced in quantity. I don't know how common 36/32 would have occurred as a stock combination though - but it is possible to find these rims with those numbers of spoke holes.
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I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light and narrow. Something 1 step sturdier than mavic open pro's. There are so many rims out there, I would like to go with something that wont slow me down on the climb, but wont hold me back when I am decending, leary of cracks.
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I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light and narrow. Something 1 step sturdier than mavic open pro's. There are so many rims out there, I would like to go with something that wont slow me down on the climb, but wont hold me back when I am decending, leary of cracks.
Open Pros are pretty sturdy, esp laced 3X with 32 holes.
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Old 09-17-07, 04:44 PM
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I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and they are not up for what I want out of them. I would just like to hear what you folks ride on and are happy with.
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I don't take my bikes off-road, but I'm a heavy (230 lb) rider that does a lot of centuries. I have 3 sets of main wheels, on three bikes. I like them all, and they are all custom built.

Set #1: Niobium semi-deep V rims on DT Swiss 240 road hubs, 24/28
Set #2: DT Swiss RR1.1 rims on Campy Chorus hubs, 32/32
Set #3: Velocity Aeroheads on Campy Centaur hubs, 32/32
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How about a Sun rim? The CR18 is pretty sturdy, but it might be a little wide.

I like the Rigida Chrina and DRC STsomething or other, but they probably have no distribuition in the US.
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If you're going to go off road, wider is better.
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I really like the sun cr 18 they are polished aluminum so I think they look sweet and pseudo old, wide and fairly light. I commuted on fireroads one summer on these rims on an old bianchi and they held up wonderfully, I also lent the bike to a friend who trained for and completed a 1/2 ironman. so I think they are the best for the cash approx 30 bucks
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