Hi Earle, I agree, the Fiamme hard silver rim was, and still is a superb sprint rim.
I recently rebuilt my Woodrup with mostly the original Super Record stuff from 82, including the original hard silver rims which are still in exceptional condition, I also have a unused rim as a spare.
On ebay recently someone was selling a pair of the Fiamme track rims, you know the ones that are slightly angled in a sort of aero way? I had a pair in 68, my first pair of sprints [Airlite LF 28s double fixed] now I really wish I had them today!
>Date: 02/02/2008 17:06
>To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
>Subj: [CR]Italian hard anno non-aero rim
>Wayne Davidson asked:
>>PS, did any of the Italian's make a silver hard anno non aero tubular
>Fiamme's first hard anodized rim, the Hard Silver, was the same profile
>as the Red Label, and really, really strong. I had a pair when they were
>first introduced about 1977, and they are the one rim I regret letting
>NISI and Ambrosio also made hard anno rims in conventional profiles.