The rims of no equality!
My plan, too shave weight and add a cool factor to the
was to lace the Honda hubs to Boranni rims.
Partly because the shoulder alloy rim was pioneered by Rudge-Whitworth
back in the early days of cycling and it would fit the TT racer look I am going
I scored a 40 hole rim which had some nice racing patina and was the right price. I should have known when the price was right something was a miss. Yep sure enough; after I cleaned up the rim and was ready to lace it to the hub is when everything went into the dumper.
Before I took the rim off the hub I had photographed, measured, diagramed and noted everything possible about the lace pattern. With all that information I had no end of trouble trying to get it laced up so I could true the wheel.
Then I had one of those duh moments and realized that some rims are punched and drilled at odd angles because of the hub being used. So I fished the protractor out of the drawer and with a spoke and nipple securely pushed home I measured the spoke angle.
Yep the Boranni barely measured 10 degrees and the stock steel DID Honda rim measured out to a 15 degree angle. So the alloy rim had been punched and drilled for some sort of brake less cotton reel spool hub. So at least I found out why I was having so much trouble. So I cleaned up the small bit of rust on the factory rim and at least for now I will use the stock rims.