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Where to buy Italian rims?

Old 06-18-06, 11:48 PM
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Where to buy Italian rims?

I am trying to keep my road bike as pure and Italian as possible, and I am about to build some wheels around Record hubs. Now listen carefully, because I just KNOW someone is going to recommend a rim that doesn't come in 24h. I am looking for a nice, light (400-450g) clincher rim that comes in both 24 and 28 hole drillings. Anyone know where I can get a good Ambrosio/Campy/Fir/Whatever rim like that? I need to know where to BUY it, not just that such a thing exists. Thanks in advance.
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Find a shop that sells torelli. Their rims are ambrosio.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I am trying to keep my road bike as pure and Italian as possible, and I am about to build some wheels around Record hubs. Now listen carefully, because I just KNOW someone is going to recommend a rim that doesn't come in 24h. I am looking for a nice, light (400-450g) clincher rim that comes in both 24 and 28 hole drillings. Anyone know where I can get a good Ambrosio/Campy/Fir/Whatever rim like that? I need to know where to BUY it, not just that such a thing exists. Thanks in advance.
Maybe here? But anyway this is an excellent vendor. . .

http://www.ital-tecno.com
 
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Originally Posted by wildjim
Maybe here? But anyway this is an excellent vendor. . .

http://www.ital-tecno.com
They sell the Ambrosio Excellite - 430 grams and available in 28, but not 24, holes.
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There are some Ambrosio complete wheels on Ebay right now, and, there are some Vuelta wheels there too, also, Totalcycling.com has a good selection of Vuelta wheels.
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Originally Posted by Talewinds
There are some Ambrosio complete wheels on Ebay right now, and, there are some Vuelta wheels there too, also, Totalcycling.com has a good selection of Vuelta wheels.
Purty sure the Vueltas are made in Spain, which might tarnish the op's desire for Italian purity.
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Originally Posted by jqnj
Purty sure the Vueltas are made in Spain, which might tarnish the op's desire for Italian purity.
Well, now I'm confused... "Vuelta" would lead me to believe Spain, however, looking at their wheels, they have Italian flags and the word "Italy" all over them, and the spokes and hubs are all made in Italy...
I submit the following:
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You could also go with Fir Rims.... I have a set laced to Miche hubs (also Italian).

Try this site.....
http://www.redroseimports.com/
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Thanks for the responses. I've seen the Vueltas on ebay, and they claim they're made in Italy. But I already have the hubs and trust my own wheel building over a factory worker, so I'd only want the rims. I suppose if I can't go all Italian, it doesn't matter if I stick to Euro or go ahead and bastardize it with American, right? I've been to Ital-Tecno but they don't have anything in 24. Maybe I'll call and ask, since those Exellites are nice. Domestique got the closest so far, as the Fir Mast comes in 24 and 28 holes and weighs about 460. I'll have to call and see if they can get them. Thanks once again!
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Originally Posted by MC Cool
I swear I was just going to post that. That's where I got my Fiamme rims. Great shop.
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Repartocorse.com has Fir Mast rims too, but they only show 28 and 32 hole drilling. Might be worth a call.

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