[CR]24 hole wheels

Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

From: DonWalkerCycles@aol.com
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 15:07:26 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, jpweigle@sbcglobal.net
Subject: [CR]24 hole wheels

Peter and list. I believe the term for those wheels is "crow's foot". I like the loose bearing idea with graphite though...

on another note, Peter, can you call me ASAP about some pics?



Peter wrote:

Bill and all, I saw lots of 24 hole wheels in use in England on the time trial scene in the early 70s. Many built by Bird Brothers shop. Each wheel had 8 crossed spokes per side, with one radial spoke in the middle, tied and soldered of course, and on Campag (thats how they say it over there) high flange hubs. I believe they called them "Bird Cage" wheelse, but I think I've heard them called by another name, Spanish Wheels maybe? All the fast guys swore by them. They also removed the grease from the hubs, set the cones just on the loose side and added a drop of oil before the events, they were psychologicaly faster you know! While in England in 1973, I rode for CC Bexley, my best 25 mile time was 58:45 on a hilly course on a pair of heavy 36 hole wheels w/ Del Mondos! My times were improving each week and I made some money on the handicappers! The racers over there were all helpful, and encouraging. Back then the 25s
were an actual 25.
Peter Weigle
Lyme Ct.