Re: [CR] Rope rim strips?

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 13:15:12 -0400
From: "David G. White" <>
To: Thomas Adams <>
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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: (mapped) (mapped) (mapped) (mapped) (mapped) (mapped)

Appears to be made by Michlein.

I, too, had never seen these before.



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