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 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.