Mercury wheels

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lechat
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Looking at a set of Mercury alloy Wheels at auction on eBay and am having trouble identifying them. They're 25mm rims laced 24/28 to White Industry hubs. Mainly curious about the weight. Seller doesn't know and the closest i've found online is a set of '11 M-alloys at ~1300gms, but they're 20/24. Any ideas? Or any known issues with their rims? The hubs are solid ,of course, and the spokes appear to be lasers.

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btompkins0112
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Pretty sure Mercury changed their rims from XR200's (the 1300 gram set) to a wider rim (still Kinlin?). Weight is in the 1500 gram neighborhood now.

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by lechat

Don't think the earlier ones used XR200s. They're listed at 25mm. Deeper than Kinlins.

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Not open mold from Kinlin or Gin Ter.
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by lechat

The rims are aluminum.

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lechat wrote:The rims are aluminum.


KinLin and GinTer are alloy rim makers.

"Open mold" is a term used to describe any tooling that is not proprietary.
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by lechat

Sorry. I did not know this. Could be from a number of mfr.s, I reckon.

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