Hey Thanks David .
Still remember the Bicycling Magazine article which was the first mention I'd seen of the "Mavic Bleu" rims . . . Article mentioned some wild new concepts - something about some kind of anodizing that actually made the rim stronger - and something about a heavy rim with fewer spokes making for a more aerodynamic wheel - what a wacky idea . . .
So about the 1984 catalog , does it just list GL & GEL rims ? Or does it make any mention of them being "New For 1984" ?
> In the 1979 and 1981 catalogues we have the following anodized tubular rims:
> Argent 10: 310 grams
> Or 10: 310 grams
> Argent 7: 260 grams
> Or 7: 260 grams
> CX 18: 300 grams
> GP4: 395 grams
> Bleu SSC: 395 grams
> Argent 12 SSC: 395 grams
> Grise SSC: 400 grams
> Although some are 'hard' anodized they've not got them separated out yet,
> just listed with the other clear and gold anodized rimes as well.
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Raoul
> > Delmare
> > Sent: July 2, 2003 11:46 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Mavic GL330 rim, now "When 330s?"
> > I know I held rims from Mavic , both GL & GEL , in my hands
> > , in 1984
> > . But , I don't know how new they were at the time . I'm thinking
> > that they were available in 1983 . But , can't say for certain .
> > Hey David , did you mean that they were NOT in the 1981 catalog , but
> > they WERE in the 1984 catalog . . .
> > Or did you really mean that the 1984 catalog shows them actually
> > starting ?
> > Was there a anything like , "New!" , "Introducing!" ?
> > Or were they just there ?
> > Cheers ,
> > Raoul Delmare
> > Marysville Kansas
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> > Subject: RE: [CR]Was: Mavic GL330 rim, now "When 330s?"
> > > The catalogues in Chuck's compilation go , '79, '81, '84, '86
> > etc (i.e. no
> > > catalogues for '82 and '83) show them starting in 1984. The
> > same catalogue
> > > shows these rims as the hard anodized tubulars:
> > >
> > > GP 4: 395 grams
> > > GL 330: 330 grams
> > > GEL 280: 280 grams
> > > CX 18: 300 grams
> > >
> > > Sound like they fall just on the cusp of the CR timeline.
> > >
> > > David Bilenkey
> > > Ottawa, Ontario, Canada