[CR]Rims for a '50s brit track bike?

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

From: <chasds@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 21:28:08 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Rims for a '50s brit track bike?

Thanks to Hilary Stone and Mark at Argos of Bristol, I'm about to become the proud parent of a flamboyantly (pun intended) restored '50s A.S. Gillot track frame. I've been slowly assembling parts for it (thanks Hilary!--I think... ;> )...the nice thing about these bikes is that, from what I've been told (thanks Chuck!) they tended to be a mixed bag: one used whatever was handy. It'll be set up as a fixed-gear road bike.

My chief question is about rims: what would be appropriate? I have a nice set of used, clean Fiamme yellow labels from the 1960s, that seem like they'd be a nice match...and I've lost enough weight that I probably wouldn't bust 'em immediately...but I'm sure they really aren't correct. So, what *would* be correct, and where would I find them, whatever they are..?...I don't wanna lace up these Continental-Airlight track hubs with the wrong rim, after all...<g>

Then there's the whole issue of the seatpost and clamp. Maybe I'll just pretend the old one broke or rusted to death (those damp winters you know...), and I--sensibly--replaced it with a Campagnolo alloy post.. <g>

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Charles Andrews
Los Angeles