So i have a few questions im building some wheels and need to bounce a few things of the brains trust,
I am about to build some new wheels for my Tommasini pista and am after some rims,
My question is how these rims perform? are they strong enough and do they build up ok?
and do they hold tyres as well as the new rims?
These are what im considering.
Just buy the vintage rim decals attached to modern rims. Rims, brakes and tyres have come a long way in 20 or 30 years, so have shoes/pedals … the old stuff looks good but doesn’t compare to what’s available now. Of the vintage clincher rim options I’d say mavic Ma2’s are worth the effort but they’re much too wide to look legit on a period track bike.
I agree, no such thing as 23mm wide rims on the track back then.
My poor self used gp4’s in the late 80’s. Not the lightest but you get a few years out of them on the track and they took a licking on the bumpy open concrete banks. Some guys were running GEL330’s and 280’s but you’d look a dick if you weren’t fast using those.
weeelll, the point about the Arenburg trench is well made, but there is a counterpoint.
As usual Spirito is correct, and unless you’re a lightweight you might find some of those light rims just too damn light and flexy on the track. A flexing front rim on fast boards is a scary thing and I’d always prefer a little more meat to add stability to the bike at speed. I’ve even found an Araya CT 19 to be a bit loose on the front end at times.