[CR]classic tubular wheels

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From: "Keith Kessel" <kbkmd@hotmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 21:42:35 -0500
Subject: [CR]classic tubular wheels

I have 2 questions for my restoration. (1975 Grandis Special Gran Prix.) #1 The orig wheels are Camp record HF 36 hole cross 3 into a Fiamme yellow label rim. Is there any way to get these looking really spiffy without disasembling them with a full rebuild? The wheels are straight and true and I hate to unbuild them. On the other hand, I'm probably too heavy to ride them now except short rides on the flats. They are period correct however for a restoration.

#2 I have another wheelset that is sweet. Camp record LF 32 hole into Arc en Ciel rims cross 3 prob stainless spokes. The question is.....would that rim have been available in 1975? These wheels are really clean and don't need major cleaning....thus they are on the classic for now.

By the way...I have another set of wheels that are Hi E large flange rear with low front laced to Fiamme yellow label rims in great cond. These are definitely vintage but lack the front tightening lever on the front skewer.(no quick release design) I think these are 36 spoke possibly cross 4 pattern. I might be willing to trade these fine wheels for a Campy set with Fiamme Red label rims. Any bites? any advise on vintage rims appreciated, but would like to go with Fiamme Reds. I weigh too much for the yellow ones until I get back into it and lose some weight! Thanks, Keith