I've decided to have a wheel audit and scheduled rebuild as they've started breeding in the shed and I'm running out of space. Phase 1 - Blue is to build the two early-aero Rigida rims in the pic into a fixed gear wheelset. You will see some components in Figure 1, thus:
Two Rigida 36H bullet-section alloy rims, circa late 80's. 72 off 292mm stainless double-butted spokes, bought in error, 4mm too long. One early Shimano high flange quick release front hub, which highlighted that my spoke calculation was incorrect. One unicycle bottom bracket and cranks - fitted the Rigida rims and that length spoke. And the new parts: 1 pair high flange double-fixed ******** track hubs; 72 off 288mm stainless double-butted. These wheels will be summer use only, based on sheer irreplaceability of the rims.
Gratuitous shot of double-fixed rear hub. No need for this freewheeling malarky - it's just for girls:
Phase 2 - Red is to build up the unicycle wheel back up with a very early alloy clincher rim I've got in the shed. It pretty much resembles a sprint rim with the middle cut out of it and goes back to the early days of clinchers before they realised it needed a bead on the rim fore the tyre to clinch onto. Scary stuff on a bike when the tyre peeled off, and they did, but it'll look great on the unicycle.
Phase 3 - Green, well I haven't got that far yet, but I have got a winter frame that needs wheels and a spectacularly rare 40h rear track hub in my box o' bits. If I can find a 40h alloy 27x1-1/4" rim then it'll basically give me an excuse to bin most of my collection of frames in favour of something old enough to take the old wheels and another long hunt for that elusive 32h 27x1-1/4" rim for the front.