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Bicycle Travel => Gear Talk => Topic started by: ATSFfan on October 07, 2003, 11:18:04 pm

Title: Rims
Post by: ATSFfan on October 07, 2003, 11:18:04 pm
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

Title: Rims
Post by: biker_james on October 22, 2003, 11:44:48 am
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.

Title: Rims
Post by: david reuteler on November 04, 2003, 07:11:18 pm
Velocity Dyad.