|Are these rims a good -- ie. a worhtwhile purchase?||Colin_S|
Nov 18, 2003 6:33 PM
I will hopefully be building up a singlespeed cx wheelsey for a new frame in the near future. Anyway, I cam across these rims -- Araya TX350 -- for a song. Are these worth purchasing with the intent of building a cheap, yet strong, wheelset.
Nov 18, 2003 11:25 PM
|re: Sing to me, baby!||richpierce|
Nov 19, 2003 7:55 AM
|The design looks plenty strong. What about the weight? I assume the "350" doesn't mean grams as these look like in 700c they would run maybe 480 grams.
where to get?
|re: schraeder drilled||richpierce|
Nov 19, 2003 8:00 AM
|Nashbar has them built on Alivio hubs for $70 (both wheels). They are drilled for schraeder valves and therefore will leak water and grime into the rim cavity sometimes if you use presta valves.
There's a cure for that- build a "gasket" inside the rim just around the valve hole with gasket compound.