Re: [CR]Superiority of classic wheels is true - Merckx


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Subject: Re: [CR]Superiority of classic wheels is true - Merckx
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 08:37:44 +0100
Thread-Topic: Re: [CR]Superiority of classic wheels is true - Merckx
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From: "Keulen, Ferdi" <ferdi.keulen@atosorigin.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Re: [CR] Superiority of classic wheels is true

Last weekend I was in the Eddy Merckx factory in Meise, Belgium. Their current Team uses classic Ambrosio Nemesis tubular rims and DT Competition spokes (that have been in production since 1978).

Many teams still use the classic Mavic Paris-Roubaix tubular rims in road races.

So except for time trials, all those over-expensive special wheels are just a waste of money.

Ferdi Keulen

Utrecht, NL

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