520 Dan wrote:
Are any older rider familiar with the old Wolber profil 18 magnesium tubular rims? I got a pair of wheels on ebay with old skool mavic hubs and japanese bladed spokes for about $65, cause I thought they were cool and needed a pair of wheels with freewheel threads for a fixed gear. However, i've seen some wieghts for these rims floating around 280 gm. Is this right? Cause if it is, with revos and light hubs i could build some seriously light wheels. The current configuation seems relatively stiff (i'm 6 foot 150 lbs/68k) What do you guys think?
Hey they aren't old cause I remember them!
That weight is right, I've weighed some (but have enough wheels so I passed on buying them). They are also very strong having had some in 24h in the past (wish I didn't get rid of those wheels). The other rim with the same material was the Profil A, which I weighed at 275gm, it uses internal nuts and washers, real cool stuff I wish was still made. I'm having those built on some Spada hubs, and I think they will be the lightest wheels I own, which is scary.