Dan Kasha wrote:
> Out on a nice ride today, and got a sudden flat. I
> realize now that the tires on the PX10E were not in
> good shape. This is the model they sold with
> clinchers in 73 or 74 (does anyone remember the exact
> name of that) and has mavic 27inch rims. I think they
> have a red label that says super champion, but I
> forget exactly.
> The rims inside are very narrow where the rim strip
> sits, and I noticed that it is not in good shape after
> all these years. It is a rubber one, less than a half
> inch wide.
> What is the recommended rim strip for this, and a good
> source for them. I usually use the velox cloth
> strips, but I suspect they are too wide to sit well.
Velox rim strips came in more than one width. There is/was a very narrow one that fit rims like your Super Champions with the narrow well in the center of the rim bed.
Not sure where you'd find the extra narrow Velox but you could cut down the normal Velox rim strip without too much effort I'd think.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, timelines and t-shirts on site)