[CR]Shall I use it or not?

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From: "Olof Stroh" <olof.stroh@hem.utfors.se>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 06:20:21 +0200
Subject: [CR]Shall I use it or not?

Coming home again from my fathers summerhouse (where I rebuilt two classics from the 70´s) I´m digging my way through a list abandoned 5th July - there are some to read! - and noticed a thread on tubulars and among other things the pleasures of Clements Campionato del Mundo silks.

This raises a question of conscience.

A few years ago I had the good fortune to buy a small bunch of NOS CdM Setas and built myself a wheelset of Mavic Monthlery rims and such modern classics (?) as a SON dynohub - first generation of course - and a Phil rear.

These wheels I have used around my hometown. Thouroughly. I admit to having ridden them among broken bottles and on wet gravel roads. I ask forgiveness, but I have enjoyed them so.

Saturday the rear blew - see bottles above - yesterday I glued the very last one on the rim, using Clements original opaque red glue of course. It looks beautiful. In fact it would tear my heart to abuse it like wont.

Shall I play hard and decide that they were built to use or shall I get the hubs new rims,hang rim and tubular on my livingroom wall (can´t be many pristine CdMs left) and settle to a life on clinchers?

Olof Stroh
Uppsala Sweden