[CR]advice on rims


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007

From: "roman stankus" <rstankus@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 22:23:51 -0400
Subject: [CR]advice on rims

Hi all,

I'm looking for some help on a McLean I'm bringing back to life after 25 years of service. Dale's taking care of the frame(repair and repaint) - in the meantime I've been trying to figure out some nice wheels for the bike. Its a racing model but I'm beyond racing, but still want a nimble set of wheels with clinchers. I will use campy LF 32H hubs, and I have some Velo Flex Pave's (180 gr)for rubber. I'm pretty light +/-160lbs/6'-0" so don't need super heavy duty wheels. I'll have some other bomb proof wheels for general riding but want something fast and fun for special occasions. I've looked around and all I can find is Mavic Open Pros and such - beautiful and well built but not as low profile as I would like to find. I want something that has a classic tubular look, silver, low profile (open box constructioin?), light to medium weight and quality construction(no bad seams). I know some will say why don't you just build up some classic tubulars - and if I can't find the right thing maybe I will. Am I asking for too much? Is anyone producing the rims of my dreams or is there someone out there with some NOS stuff that might fit my needs?

By the way, thanks to Nick Zatezalo for organizing the classic cycle ride this past weekend in Atlanta! It was great fun and looking forward to the next ride. For my part, I got a 70's Pog rolling for the first time since aquiring the frame this past summer. After some TLC and and a LOT of touchup, it was turned out to be a great riding bike. It was fascinating putting the bike together - noone used a jig on that frame!

Any help on the rim question will be much appreciated.

Roman Stankus
Atlanta, Ga