27 December, 2006

Fun Stuff


We have a few more new-old-stock products for your amusement.

We found just a few Edco chromed steel headsets. The Sport and Elite models are available in British thread only.

CLB aluminum brake cable housing is extraordinarily light and very nice looking. We have it in silver, by the foot, complete with Teflon lining. It's also available as a kit with cable housing, cables, and aluminum ferrules. The whole kit weighs only 85 grams. We'll also stock it in "champagne", a light gold color.

But the best find of all is a stash of Rigida 1622 rims. These are polished to a mirror finish and only available in 36-hole. I think this is the same rim as the famous Super Champion 58, 22.5mm wide and 530 grams. If you want the best...

The little racer figurines are a Christmas gift I found for my son. We might be able to import them if enough folks are interested.

12 comments:

Gino Zahnd said...

"The little racer figurines are a Christmas gift I found for my son."

Oh yeah, right. ;-)

Anonymous said...

How wide are the rims?

Chris Kulczycki said...

22.5mm wide x 13mm high

david_nj said...

Those are such cool rims! I'm outta luck though; all my hubs and stuff are 32'. [Except for the ridiculous race wheels sitting in my closet, which are essentially just an embarrassment now. ;-) ]

Anonymous said...

Whatsa' Rigida weigh?

Anonymous said...

FWIW, the Rigida 1622 is comparable (and very similar) to the Superchampion mod 58, not the Gentleman. The 58 may be heavier than the Gentleman, but it's the closest thing to bulletproof that I've ever seen or used.

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to assume these rims are for ISO 622 tires? IIRC, most wheels and tires from that era in the US were ISO 630.

Chris Kulczycki said...

Yes, the rim is the same as the Super Champion 58. The weight is 530 grams on my digital scale. They are 700c.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in the little racers for one...

Anonymous said...

The little racers: diecast zinc? Plastic?

steve said...

And the Rigidas: hooked bead or non-hooked?

Chris Kulczycki said...

The racers are plastic, but (crudely) hand painted. They have stick-on jerseys. They are sort of expensive; a couple of bucks each. I got this set on E-bay for less.

The rims are hook-bead.