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Helium rims(8 posts)

Helium rimswily in pacifica
Sep 15, 2003 2:06 PM
I need to replace my rear 28 hole Helium clincher rim but heard they are very hard to come by. Anyone know where I can get one or a similar Mavic red rim. I hate to even ask for the 26 hole front but will need one eventually so any help with one of these is appreciated.

Willy in Pacifica
re: Helium rimsstinkyhelmet
Sep 15, 2003 2:34 PM
Either use any other 28 hole rim or send back to Mavic, as they still support these wheels. A decent shop should be able to send back to Mavic for you.
28 hole is easy, red is hardKerry Irons
Sep 15, 2003 4:28 PM
Your challenge is getting a matching RED 28 hole rim. MAVIC is probably your primary source, and the smart money says they don't have many rims in stock for a 5 year old wheel. Only one way to find out - ask them!
Velocity Aerohead, Red 28 holecdhbrad
Sep 15, 2003 6:06 PM
Velocity makes the Aerohead in a 28 hole drilling with a Red powdercoat finish. Its not a box rim, like the helium, but its a nice rim and the color isn't far off the helium anodized red. I have a set on American Classic hubs.
I also have several pairs of heliums, and have wondered where to find a 26 hole for the front. I haven't found one from any current source. I am going to start looking on ebay for front rims.
re: Helium rimsbjarne
Sep 16, 2003 2:15 AM
It´s very expensive to send them to mavic, so don´t.
You can´t find any 26h rims, because nobody makes them.

I build a front wheel with a 28h rim, leaving 2 holes open.
It works fine, but then again I only weigh 62kg.

The spokes are special, so you have to use a simular rim as well.
I just got the 26-hole front...Dwayne Barry
Sep 16, 2003 5:26 AM
well actually my friend who manages a bike shop got it in quite short order (a few days), so I would assume any bike shop can get these no problem.
If you change to a different rim.............MR_GRUMPY
Sep 16, 2003 5:34 AM
it MUST have the same ERD as the Helium, or open pro rim. Otherwise, the spokes won't fit. One rim that works, is a Sun M-19. Yes, it's a sew up rim, but it makes a great racing wheel.
Mavic has them in stock...no big deal nmsamcat
Sep 16, 2003 1:23 PM