Re: [CR]1983 and all that, light weight clinchers


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From: NortonMarg@aol.com
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 01:00:42 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]1983 and all that, light weight clinchers
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/2/03 1:04:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time, chuckschmidt@earthlink.net writes:


> Actually this happened quite a few years earlier. Michelin intro'd the
> Elan folding light weight clincher around 1975(?) and Mavic made the
> matching Mod. E ("E" = Elan) rim. There were also narrow clincher rims
> (13mm inner /19mm outer width) by Super Champion /Wolber, Ambrosio, etc.
>

There was a shop in SF on Lombard Street, Marlom Cycles, that had lightweight clinchers that looked to be essentially sew up tires with a wire installed, about 1968. The owner Tom Benson said he had a bunch of guys in Marin who REALLY liked them. He also had a lot of really nice 531 French bikes, Louison Bobet, Jacque Anquetil, etc. and a Renee Herse (he said he'd never sell) that the brother of a friend of mine bought. My size, darn!
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA