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"She gave 40 years of service boys, and met [this] sorry end"

Old 06-15-15, 07:03 AM
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"She gave 40 years of service boys, and met [this] sorry end"

There's now one less Fiamme Yellow prowling the streets:





Front wheel @ ~ 30 mph. Very close....

So now I have two hubs calling out for new rims, frt and rear, Renzetti modded Campag low-flange hubs... Open to suggestions. Hope to reuse the spokes (Alpina).
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My condolences. Glad you are good. Best of luck on the hunt.
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Bummer. What'd ya hit, Ed? And, what does "Renzetti modded" mean?
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That one won't 'rise again'.
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Old 06-15-15, 07:54 AM
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Bummer. What'd ya hit, Ed? And, what does "Renzetti modded" mean?
Got caught to close to a milling machine:



Guess I can now change the color - blue to match blue Raleigh Pro - what for Geraldine, AKA the red rocket?

I'm glad I'm good to - that would not have been pretty. Left hand went off the bar, right nearly, but she is Geraldine, and GOD (Gerald O'Donovan)taught her everything he knew, thankfully.
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Originally Posted by Ed. View Post
Got caught to close to a milling machine:



Guess I can now change the color - blue to match blue Raleigh Pro - what for Geraldine, AKA the red rocket?

I'm glad I'm good to - that would not have been pretty. Left hand went off the bar, right nearly, but she is Geraldine, and GOD (Gerald O'Donovan)taught her everything he knew, thankfully.
And you're planning to recycle the spokes.
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Not sure if you want new or vintage rims, but I love these H Plus Son TB14s. Strong, light, classically styled, and almost decal-less. My favorite new rim.

H Plus Son TB14 700c 32h Polished Rim - Modern Bike

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Not sure if you want new or vintage rims, but I love these H Plus Son TB14s. Strong, light, classically styled, and almost decal-less. My favorite new rim.

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They look nice, but 32-hole and not for sew-ups. Thanks for the tip!
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And you're planning to recycle the spokes.
Sorry about 'to' rather than 'too'. My Mother would be so embarrassed to know I made such a blunder.

As for the comment above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm6tklKwaaA
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They look nice, but 32-hole and not for sew-ups. Thanks for the tip!
Oops, missed the tubular thing. I think these rims might come in 36h, too. I'm not sure.
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Sorry about 'to' rather than 'too'. My Mother would be so embarrassed to know I made such a blunder.

As for the comment above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm6tklKwaaA
Just hoping your not "headed down" hard.
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There is a ebay seller attempting to sell an almost set of old Fiamme wheels and one looks very much like the whapped rim here.
A rear wheel without axle…
The risks of using old stuff.
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did the conti survive the hit? bummer about the rim though.
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I don't know much about the good-bad-ugly of Fiamme sewup rims, but I have a couple used ones: Ergal, one silver, and one silver-gray; both 36 hole.
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The tire seems fine, I've mounted it on another wheel and pumped it up.

I think I'm set for rims, Mavic GP4. Thanks for the tips and offers.
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I've seen the (clincher) TB14's listed as 36h, but not in polished silver (WTH?). I find myself buying quite a few of the 32h version but thus don't have as many choices in vintage hubs however.

The GP4's are super-solid training tubulars and have a proper vintage look to them, even in their dark-anodized color.
Even in pro racing their durability was appreciated at times.
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Bummer. What'd ya hit, Ed? And, what does "Renzetti modded" mean?


Full of water, but the best part of 2" deep.

How'd I miss seeing it? Most of my attention was on the party in front of me, whom I was slowly reelling in, and what little was left was staying on top of the intersecting street on the left.

Hopefully, today, I'll make some progress on starting to rebuild the wheel (have to repaint those milled grooves red for a start).
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Full of water, but the best part of 2" deep.
wow, glad you are ok. damage seems minimal after seeing that.
good luck with the wheels!
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