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

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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 20:28:33 -0500
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From: "Mark Stonich" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mid-70s 700C clincher rims?
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At 05:57 PM 9/19/2005, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>Mavic mod. E and mod. E2 was out in 1975. Rigida 13-19, Super Champion
>Gentleman next? Then Ambrosio 19 Extra soon afterwards?
>Original impetus was Michelin making the Elan foldable tire from what I
>understand. That tire tended to blow off the rim though.
>All a fuzzy memory... anyone else???

I never had any trouble with the Elans not staying on the Mod 58s. The problem was that the tire was so narrow in relation to the rim that "snakebite" pinch flats were far too common. Even for smaller riders. Rigida 13-20s solved the problem.

Mark Stonich
Minneapolis Minnesota