[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?


or ebay item # 190307911599

Tom Adams
Manhattan, KS