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#870669 01/31/2022 10:28 PM
by Pete Suchawreck
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Suggestions for an alloy rim supplier in the US. I have a couple of projects needing new rims. Buchanan rims (Borrani) are far more expensive than British companies but I'm looking to reduce overseas shipping costs. Britech has rims but he's moving and everything is packed up. These would be 40 spoke rims for Triumph late conical hubs, and rims (36 and 40 hole conical hubs) for a '61 Velo 500.
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#871787 Feb 11th a 09:47 AM
by gavin eisler
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Ive used borrani alloy rims for years, they are very strong, if you are able to break one mounting a new tyre then you should review your mechanical sympathy settings. Rim protectors will prevent damage when mounting new rubber. Strong enough to remain round in an impact that will bend fork stanchions.

Although there is not much of a static weight saving , the weight saved is at the outside of the wheel diameter, any weight saved here has a huge effect in reducing wheel inertia, this improves acceleration , braking , flick-ability, and unsprung weight.. They look cool IMO, and dont rust.
Alloy rims improve braking, acceleration , suspension and handling.

The only downsides to flanged alloy rims is that they are a barsteward to clean. Changing rubber is marginally more difficult. neither of these downsides would make me use steel rims.
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#871606 Feb 9th a 05:12 PM
by edunham
They look cooler, they don't rust, and they give you bragging rights!

Ed from NJ
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