Well i tried to take a photo but its really not worth posting as you just cant see the extent of the rim wear. And because they are the 2 way fit its hard to measure the rim thickness, but i will have a go at this when i get chance.
I think we all agree that the Swissstop greens were a bad choice on these wheels, probably on any top end alloy rims really??
The Shamals are a great wheel, although i have got a set of R-sys SLRs and i think they would just top them but there wouldn't be much in it....
I have replaced them with some handbuilt H-Plus-Son Archetype rims, with CX-ray spokes on Chris King hubs and i have to say I am pleasantly surprised. I was expecting them to be quite sluggish. They are about 150g heavier for the pair than the Shamals, but are very nice to ride - the hubs are superbly smooth and do run better than the shamals, and they absorb more road bumps which i think is down to the 23mm rim width - I would say the only negative is that they arent quite as snappy when you get out the saddle - But when climbing there is 0 flex in them! These are for my winter bike and i wanted something i could easily rebuild and thought I would invest in good hubs.. Any how the chap who built them did say he thought the best pads around are the standard Shimano DuraAce pads and at £9 a pair I am going to give these a try (I do hate to put Shimano parts on my bike though - I did have to scrape off the shimano text on the pad so no one would see
) The brakes are TRP and are shimano fit.
Cheers guys - and if your rims looking suspect then get 'em checked out or bin em!