[CR]Question on Gentleman rims

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From: <MSCTROSE@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 18:19:32 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Question on Gentleman rims

I have some questions regarding Super Champion Gentleman rims.

1: year of manufacture?

2: reliability/durability record?

3: they seem a lot like a set of Wolber dark anodized GTX rims I have (except for finish): both have single eyelets, extrusion looks the same, width, height seem identical). Did Wolber buy super Champion? Any info on the GTX's?

4: The rims have little mileage, are straight and true, built into very stout wheels, or so it seems, but are dirty and have discolored. I polished them up a bit with Simichrome, there seem to be little black pits in the aluminum. Is this an issue with durability, or simply aesthetic imperfection?

These are going to be for a rider, not a show bike, so that 's why I am concerned with some of the issues. Thanks in advance
Mark Rosenberg
San Diego, CA