Another recommendation for a vintage look--the Torelli Master, available in 32 or 36 hole. They look perfect laced up to NR high-flange hubs. Also, to emulate the appearance of older butted spokes with a sharper transition between thick and thin sections, Wheelsmith products have a better appearance than DT or Sapim. To my knowledge, almost all clincher-related wheel products are vastly, grossly superior in 2002 to 1972, the products mentioned are the best meeting between classic appearance and higher modern quality.
David "If I found a box of Trois Etoiles they'd go right into the recycling"
> The Elites seem to be prone to failure on the inner face due to spoke tension. Maybe the material is too brittle, maybe the wall is too thin, but I've seen a few failures and they are relatively rare rims.
> The MA40 is a similar looking rim that is more durable. It is mid 80's to late 90's so it is even less correct for your bike. If you want a truly correct narrow, box section clincher rim, good luck. The only one I can think of that may have been available in the mid 70's was the Super Champion Gentleman. Correct clincher tire???? Forget it.
> OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 4/19/2002 8:57:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << But are they correct of
> a mid 70's bike? >>
> Early 80s at the soonest...
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina