So what does everyone think of vintage rims. Haven't built anything yet. Acquiring parts, planning and researching at this time. Found two bikes that I want to build on. '53 Schwinn cruiser and as near as I can guess through researching, a '40s -'50s JC Higgins (Elgin) cruiser. These bicycles weigh a ton. Heavy duty. So what about the rims? Are they worth using in a wheel rebuild? One thing I learned in my 57 years is that the older stuff is built more heavy duty and tougher than anything newer. I noticed the differences between these two bikes and a newer '70s JC Higgins l picked up. Would really love to reuse the older JC Higgins rims. They're so cool! The build I'm planning is Sturmey-Archer drum Dynohubs on the fronts and Sturmey-Archer drums (possibly three speeds) on the rears. 79cc Predators which will rarely break 30 mph. Total noob but mechanically inclined. Work maintenance at a factory. Recent promotion makes this hobby possible. Will still take awhile due to working on two builds at once. Don't plan on being done for a at year and a half at the soonest. Thanks in advance for any responses.