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Aeroheads - eyeleted?(3 posts)

Aeroheads - eyeleted?El Kabong
Feb 11, 2003 6:31 AM
As far as I can tell from Velocity's website and some pictures, the Aerohead rims don't have eyelets. Can anyone confirm or refute? Thanks.

El K.
re: Aeroheads - eyeleted?mpm32
Feb 11, 2003 6:47 AM
No eyelets.
Nope, no eyelets.jw25
Feb 11, 2003 10:37 AM
But don't let that put you off these rims, or using alloy nipples.
I built a set of Aeroheats (very similar extrusion, just wider) last year with 14/17 spokes and alloy nipples (both wheelsmith) and have had absolutely no issues. Just be sure to grease the nipple seats and spoke threads.
The rims are very stiff and built up easily. The seam isn't welded, but I had no grabbing the first few rides, and after that, it wears down completely.
The price tends to be very good compared to Mavic, as well.