I think the fog has got the better of me; I'm recalling bikes with 27 inch wheels, not 700C!! Begging for forgiveness,
Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ken Freeeman Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 11:22 PM To: email@example.com; 'Classic Rendezvous' Subject: RE: [CR]Mid-70s 700C clincher rims?
Looking back through the fog to the pre-drinking et cetera days, I seem to recall alloy clincher rims in the early '70s: something Fiamme on mid-line Fiorellis, a smooth Weinmann, the Weinmann concaves definitely. I'd recommend checking Sheldon's Raleigh catalog pages for the Super Course equipment lists: I know they had alloy clincher rims. Seems therefore that the Dawes Galaxy would also have them, since those bikes were head-to head competitors in the Chicago shops.
Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Chuck Schmidt Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 6:57 PM To: Classic Rendezvous Subject: Re: [CR]Mid-70s 700C clincher rims?
Doug Van Cleve wrote:
> 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.
> Doug Van Cleve
> Chandler, AZ
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???
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California