Well I am glad I did not write and say there are no 27" tubulars. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022 http://www.thebikestand.com
> Ted Baer wrote:
> > As per the 1963 "Holdsworthy Aides" catalog (see page
> > 76), there were indeed 27" tubular rims available from
> > the likes of Fiamme, Mavic, Weinmann, and Constrictor.
> > These rims are under the heading "Rims-Sprint."
> > Here is some of the text:
> > Fiamme had 27" road model and a track model tubular
> > rims.
> > Mavic had a Piste model (probably the 27" tubulars on
> > the current wheelset auction on eBay.)
> > Weinmann produced 27" "hollow alloy" and "wood lined"
> > tubular rims.
> > And Constrictor produced a Conloy rim (27") of which
> > the description reads: "Probably the strongest hollow
> > sprint rim made, has a very deep well so that most
> > TUBULARS need a rim tape to lift them from the edge,
> > or the walls are liable to chafe. 27" only.
> > Page 77 of the Holdsworthy Aids reads: "RIMS--WIRED
> > ON" at the top of the page and goes on to list Fiamme,
> > the Constrictor Asp, the Brillani, and the Weinmann
> > Alesa.
> Do they also list 700c sizes? If not, I suspect that what they are
> calling 27" is what we would call 700c. I know for a fact that the
> Japanese did so. And as another poster commented, Continental refers to
> their 700c tubulars as 27" even today. I have them in stock and it says
> so right on the box.
> Peter Jon White
> Peter White Cycles
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