Rob74 wrote:DavidI » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:45 am
Re "Actually for a bike of that era that's completely normal. 32 hole rims were only just becoming popular/available by the late '80s, and even then still 3 cross with stainless spokes."
Hmmm, my comment was based on
1985 Apollo V 27 x 1 Araya Red Rims - Stainless Steel spokes
1987/88 Repco Olympic12 700C Wobler Gentleman GTA Rims - Plated steel spokes
1988/89 Repco Eurosport Tria 700c Araya Rims - Plated steel spokes
1987/88 Repco Vertex 700c UKAI Rims - Plated steel spokes
=>> All four (4) bikes came 32 Hole laced 3 Cross
FWIW A quick check of the 87/88 Repco cttledogs shows both the Olympic 12 and the Vertex had 36 spoke wheels, the Vertex had stainless spokes. My comment was based on what I and all my racing mates were riding in the late '80s.......