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Old 05-05-10, 06:09 PM   #1
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1980 BIANCHI Rekord 748

I am the owner of a 1980 Bianchi Rekord 748 which I obtained last year when I decided to return to cycling after being away for close to thirty-six years.

My main issue with the bike is that it has two different type of wheels. The tires fitted are Michelin Carbon 700C's. The rear wheel is of an "Aero" design while the front rim looks like it could be an original (doubtful if it is using 700C tires).

I want to replace the rear "Aero" type rim with a replacement that closely matches the front, but I have been unable to find any specs on the original rims fitted to the bike.

Any suggestions or feedback?
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Old 05-05-10, 06:26 PM   #2
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The bike was originally fitted with Mavic tubular rims. Hubs were Gipiemme.

Suitable clincher rims would be Mavic Mod E, or MA 2, MA 40, if you want to stay vintage. Or for modern, Velo Orange and Sun make a polished box section 700c clincher rim that would work well.
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