Re: [CR]opinions on Ambsosio Elite rims


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 09:01:38 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]opinions on Ambsosio Elite rims
References: <20020419141307.5634.qmail@web10907.mail.yahoo.com>


Tom Dalton wrote:
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> 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mavic Module E (E = Elite for Michelin Elite clincher that started it all), Super Champion Gentleman and Rigida 13-19 all came out in the mid-1970s.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California