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