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 Post subject: Spec me some rims.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:07 pm 
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I'm currently a bit stuck. My late 70's Peugeot currently wears some rusty and lightly buckled chrome Chromix rims on a 40H flip-flop hub. I really like the way this bike rides so I'm keen to replace the rims and make it more ridable. For ease of tyres I'm going to switch to 700c and swap the flip-flop hub to a 36H, and keep the old 27's as garage art, I mean spares.

The problem is the style of rims. Because it's an old bike I'd quite like to keep a simple shape rim in polished alloy, but all the rims these days seem to be a modern aero or semi-aero section in an anodised finish. The closest I've found is Rigida Chrina in a polished finish, but even these are a bit too modern looking.

Can anyone help point me in the right direction of some that will look right on the bike? What was used back in the day?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:28 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
I'm currently a bit stuck. My late 70's Peugeot currently wears some rusty and lightly buckled chrome Chromix rims on a 40H flip-flop hub. I really like the way this bike rides so I'm keen to replace the rims and make it more ridable. For ease of tyres I'm going to switch to 700c and swap the flip-flop hub to a 36H, and keep the old 27's as garage art, I mean spares.

The problem is the style of rims. Because it's an old bike I'd quite like to keep a simple shape rim in polished alloy, but all the rims these days seem to be a modern aero or semi-aero section in an anodised finish. The closest I've found is Rigida Chrina in a polished finish, but even these are a bit too modern looking.

Can anyone help point me in the right direction of some that will look right on the bike? What was used back in the day?


SJS Cycles has these box-section Rigida rims;

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rigida-700c-(622)-alloy-road-rim-silver-32-hole-prod17916/

Judging by the style of label they look distinctly NOS although only exist in 32h drilling.

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I think they are what I'm trying to get away from unfortunately. I want narrow but I don't want the satin anodised finish or the angular section.

I want them to look like this ideally, but narrow like a later 700c rim:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
I think they are what I'm trying to get away from unfortunately. I want narrow but I don't want the satin anodised finish or the angular section.

I want them to look like this ideally, but narrow like a later 700c rim:

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Best option in that case is probably biding your time and seeing if any earlier versions of Mavic MA2s (certainly, up until the early 90s they didn't feature satin anodising) pop up on eBay.

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Definitely thinking 36 holes now, I won a 36H hub on eBay!

Those older MA2's look a bit more like it. I have some nice profiled ones on my later Raleigh that would look fine, but no idea what make or model they are.


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I had the pleasure of seeing the velo orange rims in the flesh last month - lovely modern alternative to NOS. Wish I'd known about them for the Bates before i went and built using NOS rigidas!

Got the Rigida's here:
http://www.freemanscycles.co.uk/product ... AS23X%20SL

Wish I'd have bought these:
http://www.freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/ ... 3EE3C.html


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Wow, they are some sexy rims. I am actually in love :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:51 pm 
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Just another thought if it's of use to you; these are currently being offered for sale on RB;

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=125113

Does seem a shame to have to dismantle them to plunder the MA2s though!

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