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Old 10-27-12, 07:34 AM
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Fir EA65 Rims?

Hello, I am hoping someone here will be able to give me some information on Fir EA65 rims. Mainly, I am wondering from what time frame these rims were produced by Fir and how one would rate them quality wise compared to similar rims. Does anyone have any experience with them, building or otherwise? I can't seem to find much of anything on them.
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Old 10-27-12, 07:40 AM
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Are we talking clincher tubular? Other than the clinchers can be a bear to mount a tire on I always thought they were decent rims. They are good quality and durable not quite as good as Mavic but then again not as pricey either I might perfer them over a Ambrosio clincher, tubulars both are OK
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FiR (Fabrique International Route). Top of the line rims mostly used by the pros in the 80's and 90's. Same as with Ambrosio rims. I'd take them any day over a Mavic. Mavic is good, but the Ambrosio or FiR box section rims are better. Built up a set of Ambrosio 'Excellence' rims back in '05 for my Tommasini. Have about 14000 miles on them. Still just as straight and true as ever. Dont hesitate with the FiR's, they're great rims.
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^Thanks for spelling out the name, I've been having a bear of a time looking for info on FiR. I have some FiR PIN rims laced to Campy Veloce hubs, they look nice but haven't found much info on them.
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Old 10-27-12, 04:18 PM
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FiR rims are getting hard to find here in the U.S. They are top of the line, though sold mainly to pro teams. I think the FiR EA-65 is a box section rim similar to a Mavic Open Pro only better. Its double eyeletted like the Ambrosio Excellence or Excellite SSC. Both FiR and Ambrosio are great rims made in Italy, just too damn hard to find.
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Originally Posted by Wino Ryder
FiR rims are getting hard to find here in the U.S. They are top of the line, though sold mainly to pro teams. I think the FiR EA-65 is a box section rim similar to a Mavic Open Pro only better. Its double eyeletted like the Ambrosio Excellence or Excellite SSC. Both FiR and Ambrosio are great rims made in Italy, just too damn hard to find.
Agreed.

Have a set of EL45s on my last Merckx.

Great rims for the $$$$.
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Old 10-28-12, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by JPZ66
Actually the name is Fabbrica Italiana Ruote

Link: https://www.fir.it/

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That, I have no doubt, but back ten years ago it was as I said.

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I have a FIR rims & I think they're great rims They've held-up for years for me & rarely need truing. The shop in SF that built them was big on FIR back in the 90's. Mine are the Sirius (380 gm) & GL125 (385gm) tubular models though. I snagged a couple of Catalogues one year at Interbike & have held onto them. I scanned the pages that have the EA65 model on it 4U...

The pricelist I have for FIR rims is dated 1989.






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Old 10-29-12, 04:52 AM
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I appreciate all the replies.

Lugnut, wow, thanks for those scans. I went ahead and snagged a pair of NOS EA65 rims. I think they will be perfect for a build I am working on; I can't wait to build them up. I am planning on pairing them up with some Chris King Campagnolo r45 silver hubs. Mmmmm

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/1999-l...-titanium-7528
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Nice Litespeed...! The EA65 FIR rims should be bomb-proof. Spoke Length Calculator
Sorry about the 1st scan being upside down. Tried fixing it, but for some reason it keeps coming up turned around...?


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