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Any Sum Rim experiences(7 posts)

Any Sum Rim experiencesCrazyMan
Jul 10, 2003 12:27 AM
Looking to build up a set of Sun Venus rims.
Any experiences with these in particular or Suns in general.
440 grams for a 25mm deep clincher sounds very nice to me, is all.

re: Any Sum Rim experiencesPaulNYC
Jul 10, 2003 4:47 AM
I've got some CR18's, and they're pretty strong.
re: Any Sum Rim experienceswjtm
Jul 10, 2003 8:51 AM
I have a 96 Klein with Shimano 600 that had Sun Venus (deep dish aluminum) rims. They definitely look very cool, though mine appear to be quite heavy - substantially heavier than my current wheels (ultegra/open pro).

I'm about 185 pounds and they held up for a few years, though they started blowing spokes after about 4 years.

At the end of the day I think they are fine wheels, though they are heavy. And you'll need valve extenders/long stem tubes!
re: Any Sun Rim experiencesMR_GRUMPY
Jul 10, 2003 11:26 AM
The M-19's are hard to build up because they don't have eyelets, but the make a great racing wheel.
Good customer service after poor wheel buildThe Kid
Jul 10, 2003 11:49 AM
One of my bikes has 28 hole Venus rims laced to Dura-Ace hubs. Picked them up at a local shop, mainly because I liked the polished (almost as shiny as chrome) finish.

Whomever built these wheels went overboard on the spoke tension, especially on the rear wheel. In very little time, the eyelets started to pull through the rim. Understandable for relatively light weight, tall section rim when the spoke tension runs off the charts.

Sun went above and beyond the call of duty to take care of me. They not only replaced the rim, but re-laced the wheel as well. They didn't have a polished rim at the time, so I'm rolling black in back now. No problems since.

The Kid
Do you have any numbers on the tension...TFerguson
Jul 10, 2003 5:59 PM
of the wheel they built? Or on the ones that pulled through?
don't do itburdiman
Jul 11, 2003 12:55 PM
I had a set sun wheels with the venus rims and ringle
hubs. The hubs are very nice but the rear rim started cracking at the eyelets (no eyelets by the way). Sent the wheel in for service and received it back 5 MONTHS LATER. One month later the same thing happened. I pulled them apart and used Open Pro rims for a kick ass set of wheels.