Here's a pair of wheels with a story:
If you walked into Velo-Sport in Berkeley in 1984, and wanted to put a nice set of clinchers on your tubular-tired race bike, the wheelbuilder would have advised you to build what he was riding: Campagnolo Record Hubs, Mavic MA2 rims and the fresh product from Palo Alto, Wheelsmith double butted stainless steel spokes.
Here is a pair of those wheels, built in May 2012, but not yet ridden. The rims are new old stock (NOS), 32-hole, Mavic MA2, the rear hub is NOS, the front new looking, the skewers new, with curved levers. The spokes are Wheelsmith double butted stainless, factory cut to the correct length, and built by the same builder that would have built your wheels at Velo-Sport back then.
Building wheels and teaching wheelbuilding is my hobby business, and these wheels were built for my class last June to show just how good a pair of wheels a master can build.
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