Alex W wrote:Sun CR18 is a reasonable rim choice and available in 36 holes.
It is high on my short list. I think that I could use it on both bikes as well (I like consistency -- less spares to keep around).
Alex W wrote: You can get much nicer tires that will also be lighter. I'm using the Compass Barlow Pass on my semi-weight weenie bike at 360 grams each. They also have much lower rolling resistance than a tire like the Kenda Kourier.
The reason I was looking at the Kenda Kourier was for its combination of wide width(40mm) , weight, flat protection and price point. After measuring the frame this weekend the anything wider than 28 (maybe 32) is out.