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Old 09-22-13, 01:25 PM
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Weird blue tubular wheel

I picked this up for pennies at the Yellow Jersey moving sale, but I have no idea who made it (American Classic, maybe?) Any ideas?
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Old 09-22-13, 02:09 PM
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Looks like an oddball. Any stamps anywhere?
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Old 09-22-13, 02:44 PM
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Old 09-22-13, 02:46 PM
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Blue anodized Hi-E rim and I think a Hi-E hub as well. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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^+1 on Hi-E. Rim looks to be toast, but hub is definitely trick and worth saving.
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Old 09-25-13, 04:48 PM
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Thanks guys! What makes you say the rim is bad?
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Old 09-25-13, 05:29 PM
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Hi-E info at;
https://www.velobase.com/ViewComponen...6b975&Enum=107

Judging from the fact that the anodized rims brake track shows very minimal wear, the wheel probably saw few miles of use.
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The only reason I have doubts about the rim is that it seems that the seam is coming apart. GrayJay's valid point about the minimal wear, notwithstanding. It could be fine, but I'd at least want to mount it on a bike and see how it feels while braking. If you have a spare tubular, you could do a test ride without gluing it--just keep it slow & straight.

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Old 09-25-13, 07:27 PM
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Great start for a one of a kind vintage weight-weenie build. Now you just need a rear in a different colour, an anodized alan or vitus frame and some tricked out anodized/drillium components.
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