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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:20 pm 
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As above really. To build on a set of 36 hole Campag 36 hole 70's hubs.

Looked at Mavic MA40 but they only come in grey and not silver so thinking about DRC ST17 or Ambrosio evolution / excellence.

Anybody running some nice silver clincher rims that look like sprints?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:41 am 
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Just had a set of wheels built using the DRC ST17 rims onto Ambrosio Zenith road hubs. Beautifully made rims indeed, made in Italy, they were £29.99 per rim. Not the lightest (about 510g), but the bike shop rated them higher than Mavic Open Pro's.

The cheap route would be Rigida Chrina (double eyeleted) about £18.00 per rim. My fixed gear wheels will probably be made of these as I don't won't to spend the earth. http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... gb&vid=157


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:31 am 
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Might not be fancy enough but I just built a pair of Sunrims m13II polished up and I think they look great shiny and double walled and decently light. Not too expensive either over here in the states.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:40 am 
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Funnily enough it was the LBS that suggested DRC rims, said that they built into nice wheels.

Think I'll go searching t'internet for a reputable supplier :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:07 am 
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There's the Velo Orange rim.

http://freshtripe.co.uk/Freshtripe/Whee ... Tyres.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:18 am 
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Didn't come across those in my searches, The Paris Brest look like an MA2 sort of copy, and the veloflex tyres look like my vittorio tubs....



Not sure now.........

Shaun

edited to add, just been for a mooch around the rest of the website...interesting


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:39 am 
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They sell Velo Orange products, the actual Velo Orange site is worth a visit.
The VO blog has lots of interesting articles to help fill up a wet Bank Holiday weekend.
http://velo-orange.blogspot.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:27 pm 
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silver Open Sports?

One thing to check is the depth of the rim. Nowadays, most clinchers are much deeper than old sprints. Brick Lane sells a very shallow (14mm) silver clincher from an interesting outfit in China called H Plus Son, but they're pricey and have had mixed reviews on the net if you can believe the stuff posted.

http://hplusson.com/products/TB14


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:47 pm 
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http://bricklanebikes.co.uk/hson

£55 quid a rim..............I'd have to get rid of that silly badge around the valve hole.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:16 pm 
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I think that was inspired by the counterweight on the Ambrosio Nemesis. :)


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