Seriously rare thing: FIR gold rim on STX - for Clockwork

2manyoranges

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Right...here we have a genuinely rare thing these days: (and anyone wanting a matching rim to make a full wheel set - see below...)

REAR OEM FIR Impes gold anodised rim as fitted to early 90’s Clockworks, C16Rs and P7s.

The good bits:

- eyeletted
- very low wear on brake surfaces
- runs completely true
- no dings at all
- bearings perfect and run extremely smoothly
- rubber axle shroud intact with no cracking or splits
- even tension right around wheel
- logo intact and no lifting
- no corrosion or scratches
- 7/8/9 speed HG free hub

The bad bits:

- Absolutely none. 10/10 would be NOS; this is slightly used so 9/10.

Anyone with an Orange habit will know these rims. Stronger than equivalent Ambrosio or Mavic. Ten years ago, difficult to find, and very rare in this condition. Now ...Uber rare.

I can’t even get a fix on price since there are none around. I’ve found single FIR rims, just the rim, at 80:00...gulp.
What I do know is that my new rear wheels cost a few hundred each time we need one.

So....

75:00 plus postage.

People who buy wheels from me (the Mavic Dakar, the Ritchey sets) know that I strive to describe things extremely accurately.

PM for dibs.
Thanks
 

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rwm1962

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Re: Pretty rare thing: FIR gold rim on STX - for Clockwork

Worth a bump! Wheels I've had from 2manyoranges have been excellent.

I'd of been all over this a few months back as I had only managed to find one rim. I now have a full wheelset & a spare rim.
 

Magpiegifts

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Re: Pretty rare thing: FIR gold rim on STX - for Clockwork

Nice!
If I thought I could find another wheel the same, I'd be all over this as well.
Doubt it will be around for long. Glws mate
 

rwm1962

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I might let my spare rim go if you're keen. The bike with the wheelset is not going to be high mileage & is like new.
 

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rwm1962":24wovtcf said:
I might let my spare rim go if you're keen. The bike with the wheelset is not going to be high mileage & is like new.

That's a kind offer. However,I would probably want to find a built wheel with identical hub, as it will be expensive otherwise, and more than I can currently afford. But thank you Ross, appreciate it ;)
 

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2manyoranges":2x01yjtz said:
Thanks for the bump Ross, and your rim must be one of the few not mounted up anywhere these days....
Hi, just how rare are these? I've not seen one before, it sure is attractive :D
 

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rwm1962":19s4lton said:
I might let my spare rim go if you're keen. The bike with the wheelset is not going to be high mileage & is like new.
Sending you a pm now
 

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rwm1962":3mlu9bac said:
Certainly rarer than STX hubs!
Stx hubs :facepalm: tbh I didn't even read that it has the stx hub :facepalm:
I really need to read things in full and save embarrassment....
So finding another hub will be easy, just a case of building up the other rim or paying for it to be done for the lesser skilled people like myself..
 
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