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Mavic G40 rims

Old 03-23-16, 11:40 PM
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Mavic G40 rims

I'm going about this one a little backwards since the market has already spoken but I suppose I'm still in denial. I was interested in these rims and stayed in the bidding until the very end. When the dust settled and the auction closed at $122 I was relieved I didn't win.

My question is should this be what I expect to pay for a clean pair of these rims? Or did I just get mixed up with a few big spenders whose money is less of an object than mine?

2 1 Pair Mavic G 40 Dark Gray Hard Anodized Rims 700c 36 Hole 470 GR VGC | eBay
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Old 03-24-16, 08:45 AM
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I've never heard of the G40, so maybe it's a rare clincher rim for Mavic. I have many of their similar (and much lighter) tubular rims from that period like the GL280/GL330 and GEL 280/330. I've gotten NOS pairs for much less than those G40s went for.

If you're just looking for a gray anodized Mavic clincher rim from that period you should be able to find plenty of them for much less. If you're looking for the G40 in particular, I don't know.

These are currently available: Mavic G40 Mod E2 700c x 23 Rim Set 2 32h Presta | eBay
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Old 03-24-16, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
I've never heard of the G40, so maybe it's a rare clincher rim for Mavic....
The G40 was Mavic's hard anodized, dual eyelet, clincher rim from circa 1981/1982 up to 1986. Basically, they were the clincher version of the GP4 tubular.
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That seems a little spendy to me.
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So you know, no that is a little above average asking price for a pair in nice condition. $100 is the typical asking. I've bought, and sold many of these Mavic G40 rims over the years, and honestly, wish I had kept a pair for myself. Better sold than kept honestly is all, value wise.
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Old 03-26-16, 05:45 PM
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I just bought a pair laced and true to Campag Hi-Flange Record Hubs for $200 cdn. They are very nice Rims.
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Old 03-26-16, 05:50 PM
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Some of the best clincher rims Mavic made and Mavic made some good ones. They were bomb proof.
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Old 03-27-16, 11:44 AM
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About 5 years ago I bought a pair of G40's laced with DT spokes and Campy Record LF hubs in great condition on ebay for $120. I'm still using them with only a minor truing along the way. I'd say $122 for just the rims would be the "gotta have it" price.
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In the early 80s, I replaced my campy tubers with Mavic G40 clinchers (tired of the flats on training runs and touring) and had them on there ever since. Kept them even after a refurbish of the paint on the frame.
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Old 04-14-16, 11:19 PM
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An excellent training rim they were. Not too light, not too heavy, about the same width as a tubular rim of the day, so swapping to race wheels was painless. Easy to build rim.
As others have noted, complete wheels are often a better value, now more than ever due to the volume penalty with shipping, "dimensional weight", what a term.
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