Rims have an odd status,
I feel that consumable items should be exempt from the pursuit of retronesss, tyres for instance, but technically most of the bike will wear out and is therefore consumable!
Rims do wear out, if I replaced my Mavic 117 SUP's today I would try to find the modern equivilant, rather than a 2nd hand rim, it's my jaw after all!
New old stock 231cd's are the ultimate goal of course, any one got any?
Rims wear out quickest with wet muddy pad scraping them, the easy option is to ride leafy dry singletrack in the summer
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 6500 Ultegra. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6800. 2014 Wilier GTR Dura Ace 9000.