Glen wrote:Below is a pic of the marking in a Cub rim, it has the date when it was made also, to the left of the size.
Glen - that rim is amazing....I wonder if mine has a date inside too - its in my garden shed awaiting cleanup and paint - now I'm curious. After cleaning all the crud and rust off of the front wheels I bought, I found maker names and info on them too. To the newbie who likes detail, it's like finding little bits of treasure. Cool!
I work a fulltime job yet despite this Covid thing, so getting pix right now is a challenge, but I'll see if I could maybe do so by the weekend....
It sounds like you guys are all pretty much saying to stick with what I have or go used. Which is not what I expected, but I like the idea of saving some cash, keeping stuff out of the landfills and hanging on to a bit of the older "detail" of the thing. I worry about the bead of the one with the wrecked rim, but I guess thats a bridge to cross when I come to it. Interesting thoughts - thanks folks