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Old 02-20-09, 12:20 PM   #1
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Campagnolo Atlanta 1996

Interested in a set of these. Does anyone ride on them? how and what do they compare to? Also. Anything about the history of these rims. They are laced to mid 90s record hubs. THAnks!
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They are heavy (590 grams or so), 34mm deep rims. They are highly sought after and the rims fetch 250-300/ea on ebay if they are new. I would gladly buy another set if they were in the $200/wheelset range and had minimal brake wear.
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Part of the mid-90's crazy aero wave. Look amazing! I should have bought some when they were extra cheap five years ago
IIRC, they were the rims used for the Shamal/Vento etc wheelsets.
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A bike I purchased in January came with a set of these. Lemme tell you, I am in love with them! They are pretty heavy, but nothing I notice as I don't race competitively. The ride is incredibly smooth and it feels like nothing could bang them out of true. Aesthetically they're very pretty, and polish up to a good shine.

At the time I knew they were nice, but I didn't know much about them and didn't know how nice. Unfortunately I'm planning on selling mine soon because they're way more then I want for my purposes. I'd appreciate more info too so I can get around to it... I've only come upon little bits and pieces of their history and value.

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Part of the mid-90's crazy aero wave. Look amazing! I should have bought some when they were extra cheap five years ago
IIRC, they were the rims used for the Shamal/Vento etc wheelsets.
Don't know about the Ventos, but the Shamal rims of that era had about a 40mm tall profile, which is significantly taller than the Atlanta. So the Atlanta rims were not used for the Shamals.

A friend had a pair that cost him a little less than a pair of CXP-30 in the late-90's. My own inspection did not reveal any special features about the Atlantas that can explain their recent astronomical asking prices. $250-300 per rim, that's ludicrous.
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