Re: [CR] Rope rim strips?


Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 13:15:12 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: Thomas Adams <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
References: <446579.60298.qm@web35601.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <446579.60298.qm@web35601.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Rope rim strips?


Hi Tom,

I found rope rim strips on the Mephisto Abloc rims that came with my 1963 Cinelli. See here:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1963Cinelli/As+received/IMG_0847.JPG.html (mapped) http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1963Cinelli/As+received/IMG_0849.JPG.html (mapped) http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1963Cinelli/As+received/IMG_0851.JPG.html (mapped) http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1963Cinelli/As+received/1963+Cinelli+1193+-+seat+tube+decals.JPG.html (mapped) http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1963Cinelli/As+received/1963+Cinelli+1193+-+fork+crown_+lower+head+lug+-+rear+view.JPG.html (mapped) http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1963Cinelli/As+received/1963+Cinelli+1193+-+bottom+of+bottom+bracket+with+serial+number.JPG.html (mapped)

Appears to be made by Michlein.

I, too, had never seen these before.

Best,

David

David G. White Burlington, VT USA

Thomas Adams wrote:
>
> 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?
>
> 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
>
> or ebay item # 190307911599
>
> Tom Adams
> Manhattan, KS