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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Don't suppose you are willing to let them go ??

Shaun

PS toi the OP, I'd go for Fiamme hard........tough as they come and polish up nice. Cheap as chips too :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:05 pm 
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I am using a Gel 280 on the rear which is 28H and seems to work very well.

As I said the front is 24H and seems to be OK, no flex or movement when I am putting a little power on or going up hill.

The only reason I ask is that I have some lovely custom hubs and wanted to make the most of them by getting some very good tub rims in 28/24.

If anyone has any for sale other than what I have please let me know?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Back in the 70's I tooled around on 36 / 36, the older rear 40 having been superceeded.

I could use my Fiamme Road 36/36 sprints and tubs as a general replacement for the 27X1/14 rims/ tyres. I generally road raced on 36/36 too.

For TT's I'd sometimes swap for a 32 front if I was riding there or rarely used a 28.

Old style tub rims are pretty bendable, pick one up and you can bend and twist it...........it's basically the spokes keeping it together.

As time progressed the rims became stiffer / heavier which allowed for less spokes but more aero.

The generally accepted "strongest" tub rims are SSC's but NOS they cost as much as a bike LOL

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Just to add, I'm not sure I'd like to ride wheels built with 70's Robergel 14/16 butted spokes with less than 32 in a rim LOL

Shuan


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:05 am 
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Ambrosio Nemesis


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:30 am 
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These are the hubs that were custom made for me.

24H front and 28H rear.

Kind of lovely, so want to build them into something strong.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Didn't think Ambrosia Nemesis did less than 36..........anyway they have DUREX on them LOL

Have you had a look at the Velo Orange products, I'm sure they do a very nice tub rim if it's something modern that you want and not strictly "vintage"

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Think I'm going to stick with the GP4s unless anyone has some 24 and 28 hole tub rims for sale?

Had a look on the Velo Orange website and couldn't see tubular rims on there.

Will build them up in a couple of weeks time and post a few photos.

Thanks for all the advice.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Didn't think Ambrosia Nemesis did less than 36..........anyway they have DUREX on them LOL

Have you had a look at the Velo Orange products, I'm sure they do a very nice tub rim if it's something modern that you want and not strictly "vintage"

Shaun


32 and 36, yes... I didn't read the 24/28 part of the post admittedly.
Not much around... Kinlin makes some, but nothing nice to match those lovely hubs.
Lots of clinchers... I have a few sets of Velocity Aero Head 24/28 to sell which would look good on almost any bike


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:19 pm 
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i swear by ambrosio metamorphosis rims - absolutely bullet proof - period mid - late 80s - the decals are just the icing on the cake - make sure you get the original ones with the blue and green label and the white "AMBROSIO" lettering!

magic!!

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