Re: [CR] Rope rim strips?


Example: Racing

From: W PAUL PATZKOWSKY <oldtrikerider@q.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 14:41:38 +0000
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Subject: Re: [CR] Rope rim strips?


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
> From: thomasthomasa@yahoo.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> 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?
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> http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Round-Rope-Rim-Strips-for-Rivendell-700C-650B_W0QQitemZ190307911599QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c4f3c47af&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A8%7C294%3A50
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> or ebay item # 190307911599
>
> Tom Adams
> Manhattan, KS