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old Mavic Wheels, can you identify?

Old 03-04-07, 04:02 PM
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old Mavic Wheels, can you identify?

I bought this wheel set at an estate sale this morning. They say "mavic" and also stamped "crown" hubs that say "made in germany". They're in great condition, with no rust and they roll like nobody's business, but I don't know how to get tubes and tires on them. I know they're not clincher style, but they could be cool to throw a lock ring on and suicide fixie a second bike. any info would be appreciated. also any links on tubes and tires or equipment I need to get them rolling would be awesome as well.
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Old 03-04-07, 04:11 PM
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Those are tubular rims. Check out this thread for lots of info on this style of wheel: http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=154679
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I think they're Mavic MA2's, but someone on here with more Mavic knowledge then I will soon weigh in with the correct answer.
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Old 03-04-07, 08:00 PM
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they look like MA2's. But you can't put clinchers on them for sure. Time to start with sew ups, glue, and a sewing kit.
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The first pic shows the name on the rims: Championnat du Monde, and they are from the 70's.
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Awesome, now the real question. Are they worth re-building with nicer hubs? or are they decent in any ones opinion? desireable to anyone?
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