[CR] Rope rim strips?


Example: Racing

Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 07:36:07 -0700
From: Thomas Adams <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?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Round-Rope-Rim-Strips-for-Rivendell-700C-650B_W0QQitemZ190307911599QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c4f3c47af&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparmsf%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A8%7C294%3A50

or ebay item # 190307911599

Tom Adams
Manhattan, KS