Re: [CR]light wheels

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Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 14:24:38 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]light wheels
From: "Todd Kuzma" <>
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on 5/12/04 2:00 PM, at wrote:
> I would not be at all
> surprised if a pair of Fiamme Ergals laced 3x with
> 16 guage stainless spokes, to a pair
> of low-flange 6-speed-axle Campagnolo Record
> hubs, with Clement Criterium Seta Extras, with
> a Zeus or Campagnolo alloy freewheel wouldn't weigh
> less, or the same, and be significantly more robust, than
> any $1K wheelset on the market today.

Here are some approximate catalog weights:

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)

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776