When I fatally warped a pair of early "aero clinchers" after a crash in 1983, I went back to sew-ups: Mavic GP-4 rims 36 hole with straight 15 gauge stainless spokes laced 3x on Campy Super Record low-flange hubs. Standard 6-speed rear hub. I'm STILL riding those same wheels today on my Ciocc. They may not be the lightest, but they can sure take a lickin' and keep on rollin'. Perhaps even more amazing: my wife's 1980-ish Colnago Super has the wheels that came off my old Raleigh Pro Mk 4: Campy Nuovo Record 36 hole high-flange hubs, DT straight 15 gauge spokes laced 3x to AVA rims. I raced those wheels (with Clement Criterium Seta Extras) as a Senior 4 in 1977-78 and they're STILL true over 30 years later!
Prairieville, Louisiana USA
Website at http://ciocc-cat.angelfire.com/
From: Peter Koskinen <email@example.com> Subject: [CR] clunky gp4's To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:54 PM
Do you want Olde School version or the new school version? i'll have to check but I believe I have some of those as well as FIR, Campagnolo, Ambrosio, and SUN. The Sun Vista Cruisers will support a huge tire as well as take the punishment like the older GP4's.
peter Peter Koskinen Owner PRKBIKES LLC 9506 Collins Creek Dr Chapel Hill, NC h/o: 919.960.5871 http://www.prkbikes.com firstname.lastname@example.org