Re: [CR]First aero rims

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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 22:05:42 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR]First aero rims
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If you define aero as a high aspect ratio and a curved profile I would go with the Conloy Asps as an early example. These are such a nice alloy rim, first available in the mid 1930's. After production of these rims stopped (mid 50's?) I doubt if there was a clincher rim available to equal them for 20 years.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: The Maaslands
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:56:00 -0000
Subject: [CR]First aero rims

> My 1878 Rudge has what could be considered aero rims. They are box

\r?\n> section with the profile height being greater than the width.


\r?\n> I'm sure that others predate the Rudge in this respect.


\r?\n> Steven Maasland

\r?\n> Moorestown, NJ