Re: [CR] Rope rim strips?

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Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 14:41:38 +0000
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These might be very useful with Constrictor rims. Constrictor rims seem to need a little extra padding to keep tires from blowing off at full inflation.

Paul Patzkowsky

Longmont, Colorado
> Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 07:36:07 -0700
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> Subject: [CR] Rope rim strips?
> Here's an item I've never seen before: Rope rim strips, apparently for rims with deep channels over the spoke heads, like a Super Champ 58. When were these things used? Did they work? I guess with a box rim, there's no room (although wouldn't the tube drape around the rope?), but I suspect these would have been great because they would be less likely to twist, squirm or otherwise move and uncover the spoke heads. Might be a nice field expedient if your miles from a bike shop but next to a hardware store and need a new rim strip. Comments? Stories? Opinions?
> or ebay item # 190307911599
> Tom Adams
> Manhattan, KS