Re: [CR] was 3v....now wtb GP4...


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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:44:16 -0700
From: mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net
To: jeffrey piwonka <jmpiwonka@yahoo.com>
References: <101422.470.qm@web82702.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] was 3v....now wtb GP4...


Uncle Crusty (Frank Hinds) in Santa Rosa might have a pair...1-707-292- 4644...he's in the process of moving to a new storefront.

(He's had a couple in the past...)

Dale Saso might have one or two - http://www.sasobike.com - his phone number might be there. Give him a call...just visited him Monday...he's looking pretty good and energetic and at it and all...

=8-)

Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA

Quoting jeffrey piwonka <jmpiwonka@yahoo.com>:
> if anyone has some of these clunky rims to get rid of i could use two in a
> 32h drilling.
>
> i can make do with the older gold labels or the newer purple and yellow
> labels.
>
> a gl330 in 32h drilling would be a possibility for the front also.
>
> thanks,
> Jeff Piwonka
> Austin, Texas USA.
>
> --- On Wed, 7/7/10, dtshifter@aol.com <dtshifter@aol.com> wrote:
>
> > From: dtshifter@aol.com <dtshifter@aol.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V
> > To: kohl57@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:31 PM
> >
> > Dear Peter,
> >
> >
> > "....the spec'ing of clunky GP-4 rims...."
> >
> > Why do you think these are "clunky?"  Even Mavic
> > referred to the early ones (c. 1980) as the SSCs "for the
> > masses."  The early versions (with the gold label)
> > weighed 400 grams, while the later version gained 80 grams.
> >
> > I suppose with your body weight, you could ride scary light
> > rims, but there is usually a price to pay for them on "real
> > world roads."
> >
> > I have put many miles on GP-4s (still have two bikes shod
> > with the rims) and consider them one of the classic rims
> > from the 80s.
> >
> > Just my thoughts.......
> >
> > Chuck Brooks
> > Malta, NY NEUSA
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: P.C. Kohler <kohl57@yahoo.com>
> > To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Sent: Wed, Jul 7, 2010 3:07 pm
> > Subject: Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V
> >
> >
> > "I think 3 V bikes are  just sheer joy to ride, I am
> > continually surprised
> >
> > they are not in as hot a demand as some other bikes. 
> > Kind of a Cult thing,
> >
> > I guess.
> >
> >
> >
> > Tom Sanders"
> >
> >
> >
> > Must be, for me my first ride on my 3v was like
> > rediscovering cycling all over
> >
> > again. There's the stiffness (which people who'd be happier
> > on a Raleigh
> >
> > International sometimes call "harsh" but it's really just
> > stiff) with a pick-up
> >
> > that makes you think you've borrowed Eric Heiden's thighs
> > and then there's the
> >
> > stability; these things track as true as a GG1
> > locomotive... extraordinary
> >
> > really and there's nothing like it. The paint is crap, the
> > decals and graphics
> >
> > cheap and cheesy looking (Masi always seemed to weak in
> > this respect) and the
> >
> > stock components suffered from the transition away from
> > Super Record titanium
> >
> > and the spec'ing of clunky GP-4 rims, but no matter, this
> > is one remarkable
> >
> > ride.
> >
> >
> >
> > Peter Kohler
> >
> > Washington DC USA