Re: [CR]wolber mixte B rims, thks Kim


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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:07:56 -0500
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]wolber mixte B rims, thks Kim
References: <261679.22516.qm@web28008.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <261679.22516.qm@web28008.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Kim wrote:
> Wolber Mixte rims worked with tubulars and only a certain type of
> clincher tire; the bead had to be curved outwards. I have a whole
> bunch of wheels in the cellar with these on them, but haven´t found
> any tires in good enough shape to ride them in about six years. They
> are also hairy for tubulars, since there is very little room to glue
> them. Not the safest, but I guess that is why they were discontinued.
> I have an advert for them somewhere in a Miroir, I´ll have to look. I
> believe there is a thread in the archives.

Interesting. I just built up a set of "Super Champion" Mixte rims this spring -- I assume these are the same as the Wolbers since Wolber took over Super Champ's line -- and have been using modern Continental 700C x 23mm tires running at 130+ psi all summer without problems. Should I be worried?

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA