Re: [CR]Mid-70s 700C clincher rims?

(Example: Framebuilding)

Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 15:46:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mid-70s 700C clincher rims?
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
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If I recall the years correctly, Super Champion (or was it Wolber) made a rim called Gentleman at the time. Also Fiamme had Red Label and Yellow Label clincher rims at that time, and those were pretty decent. You're not likely to find these at the average bike shop.

You might try using a Sun CR18 of M13 and removing the labels to hide the fact they were made in more modern times. They would still look period correct in my estimation. Good luck, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
> Howdy folks.
> I was told that Super Champion 58 and Weinmann 124 concave
> rims were in us
> e
> around 1975. Was there anything else? I realize most quality
> road bikes
> would have had tubulars, but I get a TON of flats where I
> ride and hesitate
> to build up any more tubulars.
> Thanks,
> Doug Van Cleve
> Chandler, AZ