[CR] 48 hole rims

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:27:35 -0400
From: "Harvey Sachs" <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: <saint09@bellsouth.net>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] 48 hole rims

In the late 70s - 80s, most of us used 48 hole rims on our tandems. This was before the era of wide availability of deeper section clincher rims, and it was about the only way to get longevity for our touring wheels. I think you will find that specialty dealers such as Tandems East and Tandems Ltd. still have decent stocks, particularly in 700c.

The funny thing is that I gave a pair to a friend a few months ago, not seeing any further use for them myself. I could check if he's interested in selling the pair.

harvey sachs mcLean Va.

Fred Durette wrote: I have one old 48 hole Campy Record rear hub, it's in good shape, but I seldom see any 48 hole rims listed on Ebay. I was just wondering how common are these? Is there a benefit to 48? Thanks.