Re: [CR] clunky gp4's

(Example: Racing)

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:07:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Steve Whitting" <>
To:, Peter Koskinen <>
In-Reply-To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] clunky gp4's

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!

Steve Whitting

Prairieville, Louisiana USA

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--- On Wed, 7/7/10, Peter Koskinen wrote:

From: Peter Koskinen <> Subject: [CR] clunky gp4's To: Cc: 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 Koskinen
9506 Collins Creek Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
h/o: 919.960.5871