[CR]Light wheels


From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 16:14:27 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Light wheels

In a message dated 5/12/2004 3:25:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tullio@TheRamp.net writes:

<< Campagnolo low flange hubs - 360g per pair (w/o skewers) Super Champion Performance sew-up rims - 290g each 15/16 spokes with brass nipples - 350g

Total wheel pair - 1290g Price (1983) - about $230 (Super Champion Performance rims were $70 EACH in 1983; 40g heavier Record du Monde rims were $15 each) >>

Ha! That's great.. Senior moment perhaps, but I don't remember a Super Champ "Performance" model.. Which catalog did you see that in? Of course, that isn't an exact comparison to modern stuff as the newer have the freewheeling mech in the hub, adding weight. Wonder how the two style wheelsets compare with their cassette and thread-on freewheel respectively? I bet the older stuff is still light...(5 speeds vs 10 speeds!?)

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