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    Vintage clincher rims

    I was looking at a track wheelset someone locally is selling. The wheelset is unused but built up from deadstock vintage (1980s) hubs and Campy clincher rims. I was wondering about riding clincher rims this old, even deadstock ones -- I've heard old clinchers aren't nearly as strong as modern ones, though heavier. I'm wondering if it's a bad idea to ride these. I would be using this wheelset on the street, not the track. Anybody have any experience or knowledge of this?
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    Ride them.

    Check the Classic and Vintage forum; they'll give you good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
    Ride them.

    Check the Classic and Vintage forum; they'll give you good info.
    OK, thanks very much

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    what hubs are they?
    Hub technology as far as loose ball hubs hasnt changed much since the 80's, and rims probably wont make a huge difference. I ride a set of wheels from the 80's on my road bike and they were basically NOS when I got them and they are awesome.
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    I ride '80s rims on 2 of my bikes and they are still going strong
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    what hubs are they?
    Hub technology as far as loose ball hubs hasnt changed much since the 80's, and rims probably wont make a huge difference. I ride a set of wheels from the 80's on my road bike and they were basically NOS when I got them and they are awesome.
    They are Campy Record hubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramount View Post
    They are Campy Record hubs
    if you dont want em you should hook a brother up.
    xoxo David
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    Well they ain't cheap!

    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    if you dont want em you should hook a brother up.

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    I've got some Wolber road clinchers that are probably early 90's. I've punished them and they've held up flawlessly.

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    I run wire ons and run older hubs like Normandy's, Sansin, Suzue, and love em all.

    I have some SW Weinmann's on Normandy high flange hubs that live on my Peugeot and they have been pounded for 5000 plus kilometres without needing to see a spoke wrench (I re-tuned the already built wheels). They are really quite light, beautiful, and for a 150 pound guy, plenty strong enough.

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    Old clinchers did not always have the little ledge on the inside of the rim that helps to hold the tire bead in place.
    Therefore there is a small safety risk as the tire may come off while riding.
    I wouldn't ride wheels without this safety feature.
    Check the rim before you buy.
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