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Mystery rims Pegasus Made in Italy

Old 12-31-13, 07:50 AM
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Mystery rims Pegasus Made in Italy

a while ago, I picked up a set of matching wheels for a bike project I'm working on. The hubs are campy hi-flange with round cut-outs no lubrication hole and the rims can only be identified by a sticker with a red Pegasus and "made in Italy" underneath. The stickers on both rims are mostly peeled off but I was able to make out that much. My search for rims; Pegasus; made in Italy found nothing so I was hoping one of you could shed some light on this. Sorry no pics now, at work.
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Likely Campy Nuovo Tipo hubs. And, Fiamme rims.


https://www.google.com/search?q=Fiam...w=1209&bih=852
https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Fiamme.htm
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Thanks for the quick reply, looks like you nailed it. I have the yellow stickers with red Pegasus on mine.
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My awesome wife just sent me a pic of the sticker on the rim. They're a bit tarnished but spin smooth and true. The rear wheel has a 5 speed "finest" freewheel with a touring oriented tooth count. I might clean them up and put them on one of my bikes but If they're worth anything I might part with them.
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Originally Posted by Standard Issue View Post
My awesome wife just sent me a pic of the sticker on the rim. They're a bit tarnished but spin smooth and true. The rear wheel has a 5 speed "finest" freewheel with a touring oriented tooth count. I might clean them up and put them on one of my bikes but If they're worth anything I might part with them.
As advised, Fiamme clincher rims. There are a number of hopeful ebay sellers looking to sell these rims NOS, wheels and or used rims for quite a bit of money on ebay. Hopeful they are. Check the completed transactions for what the true market is. I would keep them, knowing that they are most probably 27" and not 700c (which would be worth more)
My suggestion would be to remove the freewheel using the correct puller as it is most likely a Regina and easy to mess up. The take the tires off use Kroil or similar penetrant on the spoke nipples, let soak in apply again. Then true them up, clean them to an acceptable standard for yourself and use them. I would probably use fresh rim strips too... and maybe tires, check for cracks down to the cord.
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They are 27". According to some research, the yellow label were designed for time trial and other events where weight was critical and aren't as durable as the heavier, red label models. At 200lbs, I don't think I'm going to be using these myself. They're already trued up perfectly and spin nicely. It looks as if someone had them serviced and just let them sit to tarnish. I'm going to try the penetrant but I'd also like to clean them up without taking them apart. I have cleaned my fair share of wheels and it's not a fun process. if anyone has any tips for polishing these up, please chime in.
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