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    Mavic open pro ssc rims?

    Has anybody seen this model? I just got an NOS pair of track wheels that came with the open pro ssc model rims laced to campy hubs. Any info on the rims would be great.

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    I just purchased a set of these too but i have never seen them before i would think some one on this forum would know of them

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    I don't know the vintage of your wheels, but back when Open Pros were in production the SSC designation meant Service Speciale Course" (special service for racing) and were sold at a premium over the standard model. Some were also identifiable by a blue anodizing. It's been a while and I forget if the difference was the alloy, heat treat, or extra care in production (or all three or just pure marketing).

    I had a pair of SSC tubular rims for a long time, and remember they built up nicely and held up very well (or at least until the next rain filled pothole - my lifelong nemesis).

    True them up, and if the hubs are in good shape you've something you'll enjoy for years.
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    Pretty much all the Open Pros say "ssc" on them...every one that I've built says it - even the silver finish ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
    Pretty much all the Open Pros say "ssc" on them...every one that I've built says it - even the silver finish ones.

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    Probably true. My info went back a number of years, before Mr. Gorman passed away and the company was sold. Back then SSC meant something, but like all things it probably got diluted to marketing hype since. I haven't bought a Mavic rim in over 20 years, and am still working off a bunch of Campy tubular rims I'd bought on closeout back then.
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