Tell me if you know about the soundness of a rim I plan to use for a new rear wheel, to be used during heavily loaded touring and during around-town riding.
Last year, while riding my now 38 year old Raleigh "SuperCourse" touring bicycle, I was hit by a careless driver. The sturdy, strong front 27" wheel (which I had built, along with the rear one, in 1983) was destroyed. A friend gave me a 700 size wheel which I'm now using. [Luckily, the original Weinmann centerpull brakes have long slots so I can drop the brake blocks to land nicely on a 700 rim.] Now I plan to take apart the still sound, strong and in great shape rear 27" wheel, buy a Sun Ringle model CR-18, 700c, 36 hole, Presta valve hole, Silver rim, and use the 1983-bought-and-installed Specialized sealed hub in the new wheel. [I'll use that hub since my bicycle is the original "10 speed": there are only 5 sprockets in the freewheel.]
I know there are rims more costly than the Sun Ringle but I wonder if you feel it's a sturdy, well-made rim to use in my plan.