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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Visitor from baggy land here looking for a bit of advice on rims.

Have managed to obtain a lovely pair of 32h sachs new success hubs - the late 90's model with disc flanges - I'm hoping to build them into a set of general purpose 700c wheels for fast commuting and light cx'ing - may also use them with rim and disc brakes.

I know nothing about what rims would suit - Mavic Open Pro's have been suggested but I don't think they are particularly period - not that I'm massively fussed but if there are some relatively easily available period-ish rims I'd look for them

Any ideas?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:13 pm 
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The big trend in the late 90s were wheelsets by third part manufactures like the Rolf Vector Pro, Mavic Cosmic and Spinergy Rev-X. Handbuilt wheels were on the decline as well as dark anodized rims like the MA-40. But a set of Open Pros with a silver finish would be correct plus Mavic rims plentiful and, for the most part, durable.


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