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I'm interested in fitting Ed with valanced [shouldered] alloy rims [Borrani - Akront/Morad - Excel.] Has anyone had experience with particular products or vendors?
 

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You don't have a lot of choice here. Akront and Borranni are no longer in the business. Buchanan may have a few WM2-19 Akronts left, but when they are gone that's it. Morad supposedly has the Akront tooling. The Excel rims are clear anodized which may keep them shiny longer, but don't have quite the polish attainable without it.

I have a set of Akronts on my cafe racer. Good quality, no complaints. If the Morads are of the same quality you should have no problem.

Buchanan sells Excel, Central Wheel, Morad. Mike Partridge from Walridge Motors can get the Morads. Buchanan's direct or Old Britts (among others) can get you the Excel.
 
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I have Morads on my BM. They are not the flanged type, but the quality is good. I'd have no problem using Morad.
 
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I have shouldered Excel rims, polished and laced by Buchanan's. Good stuff.

I have heard horror stories about the newer Morads having quality control issues like not being drilled properly and tolerances being out.
 
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