Re: [CR]Weinmann rims

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 08:28:13 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Weinmann rims
In-Reply-To: <>

Interesting! Was the 1984 of these rims the earlier eyeleted type, or the latter version? As I mentioned, my experience with these rims was quite positive. Bu as in all matters relating to built up wheels, the quality of the wheel builder is perhaps the most imporant factor.

I suppose one thing I forgot to mention relates to the number of spokes being used. In the case of my tandem, the hubs and rims use 40 spokes. One's choice of rims is a bit more limited in that drilling, regardless of what might be listed in catalogues. At least that's the case in the USA - perhaps not in the UK where 40 spoke wheels were more common.
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- wrote:

> In the April 1984 issue of Bike Tech there are learned
> articles about the relative merits of various rims including
> the Weinmann 256 and the concave A124 and A129.
> They performed poorly being heavy yet not particularly strong
> or rigid.
> The star performer among wide section rims was the Mistral
> 120. In my opinion the Mavic Mod. 3 has the best combination
> of virtues and that has been my experience in practice.
> Indeed I feel the later, dark anodized, Module 3CD is the
> nicest looking rim ever. Side wall wear
> was not measured indeed it is not even mentioned.
> Ray Green, Brighton, England

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