Re: [CR]date of rims (mavic, ambrosio)

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Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 05:52:19 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR]date of rims (mavic, ambrosio)
From: "Mark A. Perkins" <>


On my all chrome-plated '73 Bob Jackson track bike I have a pair of the Mavic rims which you ask about. I built those wheels in 1977 when I was riding on San Jose, CA's Hellyer Park Velodrome, and learning about what components needed to be stronger. That's when I went from 28 hole, 280 gr Martano rims on Zeus high flange track hubs to the Record du Monde de L'heure 36 hole rims on Campagnolo high flange track hubs. The main difference being the 8 spokes per wheel. Is your rim gold anodized? I have really only seen the one pair that I have, and they are gold. I believe I purchased mine from Terry Shaw of Shaw's Lightweight Cycles, San Jose (now Santa Clara), CA. I believe he might be able to tell you more about the rims you are asking about if you were to contact and ask him. I hope this will help you out a little.


"Bicycle Mark" Perkins Fresno Cycling Club - Historian Fresno, California, U.S.A.

On Sat, 11 May 2002 09:53:35 +0200 (DST) "Patrick Hansmeier" <> writes:
> Hello,
> [snip]
> #2 Mavic Record du Monde de l'heure, tubular, 36h, socketed.
> Mavic-logo is MAVIC in a rhomboid shape, sticker is mostly red,
> 'Record du monde...' sticker is bronze, might have been of golden
> colour.
> Of the latter I know that it should be around 1980, guessing from
> the
> bicycle it's been on. I consider keeping the rim, if I should ever
> build me a set of tubular wheels or if I should try to sell it.


> Regards,

> Patrick