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Weinnmann Ultra lite tubular rims(3 posts)

Weinnmann Ultra lite tubular rimsTrek Racer X
Jun 17, 2002 9:50 PM
I have just bought a pair of these rims, which are prestine, and brand new, but manufactured in the late 80's. The rims weigh 285 grams, thus being super light, would be very flexy. I'm thinking I'd build the front, 36h, radial laced, with DT Revolution, on DT alloy nipples. For the rear, would be 3 cross drive side, and 1 cross non-drive side.

Would this be dangerouse to build a 280 gram rim, radial laced? Although, it has 36 spokes.
I weigh 147 lbs.

Thanks
Trek Racer X
re: Weinnmann Ultra lite tubular rimsboneman
Jun 18, 2002 4:44 AM
I have a 32 front wheel, radial laced Super Champion medaille d'or rim, 260gr, which I've ridden since 1976 and it's still true as it was the day it was built. I'm a bit lighter than you so 36 radial should be okay. FWIW, for the rear, I personally would build sides using 3x.
re: Weinnmann Ultra lite tubular rimsJimP
Jun 18, 2002 7:10 AM
I had a set of Sun Mistral M17 rims that are under 300 grams with a 24h radial front with titanium spokes that has lasted over 15 years. The rear was another story - Radial lacing on the non-drive just didn't work with 28h and the rim got permanent kinks.

Jim