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I'm rebuilding my 1976 Mercian touring bike and would like to know what people are using for heavy-duty touring rims. I have 27" Super Champion Model 58s on right now (used them to do the entire TransAm trail in 1981 - they're bullet-proof!), but the 700C version of that rim is hard to find (long out of production). I'm considering the Bontrager "Clyde" and the Mavic "T520". Any other options are appreciated

My Cannondale came with Mavic T519's- now the 520 I understand. Nearly four years and I'm very pleased. I did break a few spokes (4 so far), but I think that was down to the wheel not being properly tensioned from the start. My wife has the same wheels and has never broken a spoke.

david reuteler:
Velocity Dyad.


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