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    Silver rim ID

    Anyone happen to know what kind if rims these are?
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    Those are Remolino rims. They have been out of production for about a decade. 82 mm wide and heavy for a single wall rim. They preceded Surly's Pugs, Endo, and Large Marge and hence there was not even an adequate tube for them. You had to use two separate tubes and try and fill them with approximately the same amount of air. It was a major pita. Look close, you'll see that there are the two original nipple holes for the two tubes. The current owner drilled a third hole in the center that is currently being used for the nipple now that there a single tube is available that is able to fill the tires.

    It is kind of interesting to look back at that now that there are so many fatbike offerings and realize how far fatbikes have come in a decade.

    So what will a 2021 fatbike be adorned with?

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    Remolino rims and tires were originally produced by Ray Molina for the custom sand touring bikes that he used for his business taking people on tours in Mexico. Then Wildfire Designs in Alaska started producing bikes that would accept them, and the rest is history.
    Remolino rims were the only off the shelf super-wide option until Surly came out with the Large Marge. They were tough, but also heavy. Lots of them got drilled:
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    Thanks for the info. I really like the plain look if them. Too bad they aren't still available.

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    The Chain Reaction Flat Top rims are pretty similar-looking, though they are black. They are considerably lighter than the Remolinos.

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    That's what I'll likely go with. I've also thought about having some snowcats welded together

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    welded rims? That's 20 year-old technology AND you'll only have a finished product of questionable quality and reliability...Why bother? If you really want to put that much work into a set of rims, get one of the new offerings, strip the anodization and polish the aluminum...or ChoppersUS used to offer a polished option on some of their rims...
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    I see your point. Prolly just go with the Flattop rims

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