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    Fiamme Red label Track 20h front, Stella Spokes

    Hello!

    Have anyone seen a Fiamme red label 20h + Campagnolo Record Hub (1967) in 20h before ?, i guess it is a experiment/prototype wheel ?

    High res Pictures here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4036531...7631096520308/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anderz View Post
    Hello!

    Have anyone seen a Fiamme red label 20h + Campagnolo Record Hub (1967) in 20h before ?, i guess it is a experiment/prototype wheel ?

    High res Pictures here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4036531...7631096520308/
    Fun to see, at the time 16 was the minimum spoke count allowed by the UCI for a wheel.
    I don't know if that has changed, must have with the low count carbon "spoke" wheels seen racing on the track.
    Also a "disc" had to be structural.

    There is a guy trying to sell 30 spoke rims on ebay right now, finding a 30 hole hub might be a trick.
    In his auction he states that "any good wheel builder" can do it with a 32 hole hub... I have not bothered to figure it out.
    maybe a variation of the "crows foot" pattern?
    for a 20 one could always use a 40 and skip holes.

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    Wow, I'm surprised. In an era where 36 hole 3 (or 4) cross was the norm, and 32 hole was for "racers" to run 20 seems outrageous. I have a pair of 28 hole, low flange record hubs laced to Super Champion rims and even they seem exotic.

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    Fiamme Red label Track 20h front, Stella Spokes

    Very cool. I can only imagine that was for Pursuit races against the clock.

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    I found a Hi-e 200g rim a couple of days ago. That is one step too far.
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    More of a custom wheel over a prototype. Hubs could an still can be obtained undrilled. I don't see why not the same for rims. Eyelets are easily put in by hand.

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    I've never seen a pair of 20H Fiammes, but I did sell a NOS pair of 24H Fiamme reds on eBay a few months ago, still in their original paper wrapper. They had the same mid-60s label as yours.
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