I: [CR]vintage Ambrosio clincher question

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: I: [CR]vintage Ambrosio clincher question
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 15:11:53 -0500

Aldo asked:
> I have a set of Ambrosio 700c clincher rims from the late 1940s and wondered if
> modern 700c tires will work okay with them, or are they designed for lower-pressure
> tires? Anyone had any experience with these?

I too have some of these rims on one of my campagnolo corsa geared bikes. I have put Pariba tires on them and regularly ride with them inflated to about 90 psi pressure. The important element here is to only use tires with steel beads. Do not attempt to put on tires with folding beads.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ