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Rims for 1973 Raleigh Pro Track bike: Mavic Monterey tubular rims?

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Rims for 1973 Raleigh Pro Track bike: Mavic Monterey tubular rims?

Hello all

I recently picked up a 1973 Raleigh Professional Track bike in great condition. It has full Campagnolo Pista group (w/ large flange Campy Hubs). The rims are pretty much done. I have an opportunity to buy "Mavic Monterey tubular rims NOS" locally.

Question: Would these Mavic Monterey tubs be appropriate? Looking to go period correct.... to a point.

Any thoughts? Thanks for your time.

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Originally Posted by MarkusForest View Post
Hello all

I recently picked up a 1973 Raleigh Professional Track bike in great condition. It has full Campagnolo Pista group. The rims are pretty much done. I have an opportunity to buy "Mavic Monterey tubular rims NOS" locally.

Question: Would these Mavic Monterey tubs be appropriate?


They would be "Mavic Monthlery" rims, a common good quality 400G road rim.
Track bikes of any era lead a hard life and wheels took a big hit with some regularity.
"Back when" mis-matched F/R non-OEM was common and one would re-lace with whatever was available/affordable, tied & soldered of course.
No reason not to use them unless you want to track down "trick set-up" track rims/tires which will not survive if you are going to ride FG on the road. ( Fit a front brake if you do.)

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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
They would be "Mavic Monthlery" rims, a common good quality 400G road rim.
Track bikes of any era lead a hard life and wheels took a big hit with some regularity.
"Back when" mis-matched F/R non-OEM was common and one would re-lace with whatever was available/affordable, tied & soldered of course.
No reason not to use them unless you want to track down "trick set-up" track rims/tires which will not survive if you are going to ride FG on the road. ( Fit a front brake if you do.)

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AAAARGH, of course "Monthlery". Thank you for that. I feel shame, HA!

This bike will not see much use. Probably will not even put a brake on it, for authenticity sake. Ok so I should just go ahead and buy those rims?

I do hope to bring it to the Milton Velodrome at least once this year. I have never ridden a velodrome. Although, two very young kids might hinder that plan.
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Originally Posted by MarkusForest View Post
This bike will not see much use. Probably will not even put a brake on it, for authenticity sake. Ok so I should just go ahead and buy those rims?

I do hope to bring it to the Milton Velodrome at least once this year. I have never ridden a velodrome.
Take the "new rider's course" and Rent a bike at the track, it looks like an excellent facility.

"Back when" that Pro was new my we fitted front brakes for winter road FG base miles, guess we weren't being authentic.

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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Take the "new rider's course" and Rent a bike at the track, it looks like an excellent facility.

"Back when" that Pro was new my we fitted front brakes for winter road FG base miles, guess we weren't being authentic.

-Bandera

New Riders course, for sure. Rent a bike? I suppose that might be a good idea. I have almost zero experience with track bikes. I have a bunch of old Road bike. So any advice will be happily accepted. Thrilled to own this bike and my other Track: mint condition 1975 Kabuki Track.

Thanks you, Bandera for your time. Going to buy those rims.

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Take the "new rider's course" and Rent a bike at the track, it looks like an excellent facility.

"Back when" that Pro was new my we fitted front brakes for winter road FG base miles, guess we weren't being authentic.

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On a Raleigh Pro though, you would have to drill for a brake, or locate the Japanese clamp on brake mounts.
AVA rims were factory, there are a number of quality levels, they sometimes go cheap, look for the models with the full eyelets.
I would be inclined to locate a pair of the lighter Super Champion rims. I don't think you need 400 gram rims on the track.
And since its a track bike, chrome spokes. Under the lights they always sparkle when someone takes an image.
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The Monthlery came is several designations and weights. I have a set with one "Route" (?) and the other may be a "Pro" (I really don't recall for sure) waiting to be built into a set of wheels. One rim is definitely lighter than the other - it's going up front.
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On a Raleigh Pro though, you would have to drill for a brake, or locate the Japanese clamp on brake mounts.
AVA rims were factory, there are a number of quality levels, they sometimes go cheap, look for the models with the full eyelets.
I would be inclined to locate a pair of the lighter Super Champion rims. I don't think you need 400 gram rims on the track.
And since its a track bike, chrome spokes. Under the lights they always sparkle when someone takes an image.
We had a teammate who was a skilled machinist, drilled my Zeus fork and others for FG road miles. None of us trained on the road w/o a front brake.

If that machine is track only go as light/pretty/aero as practical.
Old road rims/tires will not be optimal on the 'drome, join a club at the track ask what the modern set-up is and have at it.

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
On a Raleigh Pro though, you would have to drill for a brake, or locate the Japanese clamp on brake mounts.
AVA rims were factory, there are a number of quality levels, they sometimes go cheap, look for the models with the full eyelets.
I would be inclined to locate a pair of the lighter Super Champion rims. I don't think you need 400 gram rims on the track.
And since its a track bike, chrome spokes. Under the lights they always sparkle when someone takes an image.

This bike is drilled.

These Mavic rims are NOS and sold locally and a good price. No import duty, no shipping on top of that. My plan was not to build up new wheels, but these rims appeared at the right time and price. So ya. Freshly built tubs with freshly polished Campy High flange! Chroms spokes for sure.

thanks for the above.
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