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

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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Rims for a '50s brit track bike?
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 20:04:07 -0800

There was a nice set of unused Mephisto wood-filled alloy sprint rims on ebay last week, 32/40 holes, sweet! Went for little under $200 IIRC. Track down the buyer and offer him $300? ;)

Mark Bulgier Seattle, Wa USA
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> 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