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    Affordable retro-looking box section clincher rims?

    I have a pair of SR 36 wheels with old FIR tubular rims that are stress fracturing around the spoke holes.

    I had the thought if I built them up with a retro-looking clincher rim, I might take my Falcon out for more rides (can't really afford decent tubulars for it...)

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    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."

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    Can't go wrong with silver open pros. Retro looking without the retro price. Just take off the decals

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    The Velocity Synergy is a nice "classic" looking rim as well. Comes in silver and 36h.

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    Amborosio Excellence or Excellights and +1 on Open Pros

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    Velo-orange.com sells some nice very retro-looking rims for decent prices.

    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...hubs/rims.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    I have a pair of SR 36 wheels with old FIR tubular rims that are stress fracturing around the spoke holes.

    I had the thought if I built them up with a retro-looking clincher rim, I might take my Falcon out for more rides (can't really afford decent tubulars for it...)

    Watcha got?
    Sun Ringle CR 18 in silver. $24 from Niagra Cycle works.
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    ^ +one on the SunRingle CR-18's they are cheap, but don't look cheap, easy to build, and tough as nails!

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