Actually my old MA2 wheelset is dying, not 2 much life left in the braking surface. They're uncrushable, tolerate potholes, bumps like a charm, easy to true, and after truing they stay that way for ages.
Now for new wheelset I was considering whether I should choose open4cd or ma2-s, as, apart from them I only have experience with GP4. I liked those tubby rims for their braking abilities.
I've searched for old italian rims, ambrosio, nisi but those seem much heavier than mavics.
Can anyone recommend better option than open4cds? And also, for hubs.. Will a sh. 8-10 spd cassette body accept an 8spd shimano cassette with 7 spd spacings (so, theoretically the whole thingy would be something like 8*5=40 mm, mínus 3,2 mm which is the spacer used for seven speed sh cassettes... )
I'm asking the last because of the campa8spd brifters I've. So far they were rowing on 7spd HG cassette but it'd be nice to upgrade to 8spd. And using a shimano hub with campa spacing is a waay cheaper than getting 8spd campy hubs.