View Full Version : WTB: Mavic GP-4 or Fiamme Red Label 40 Hole Tubular Rims

01-03-2012, 11:18 AM
I am looking for Mavic GP-4 or Fiamme Red Label 40 hole tubular rims in reasonable or new condition. The price I will pay depends on condition and I estimate that a new GP-4 (located in the USA) is worth $80 based on previous eBay sales. Because only a few sellers in the world list them every year and only a few buyers in the world want them the price is negotiable.

An example is a recent eBay sale in the United Kingdom: "Pair of 50 / 60s Fiamme Sprint Rims- 40 , 32 - 700c", Item number 32081828413, sold for 36 on January 1, 2012. The shipping cost would have been 86 which prevented me from getting in a bidding war for just one 40 hole rim with the guy who bought them.

I live in Menlo Park, California 94025 USA and will pay domestic shipping for a single rim or pair or international shipping for a pair.

01-03-2012, 01:04 PM
Never seen GP4 in 40 holes, fiamme I beleive were made in 40 H tho.

01-03-2012, 01:55 PM
The eBay listing I referenced above was for a 1960's Fiamme Red Label 40 hole tubular rim (360 grams). Some guy in Germany just sold two new Fiamme 330 gram 40 hole tubular rims on eBay for EUR 10,50 + EUR 5.00 shipping to Germany only (item number 230715320943).

I have 3 Mavic GP-4 40 hole rims (400+ grams). Someone in Spain is trying to sell a new Mavic GP-4 40 hole rim on eBay for $200 + international shipping cost (item number 260886571531). Fahgettaboutit.

40 hole tubular rims do exist but they are rare now because they are not made any more except for wood ones made by two Italian companies.

01-03-2012, 02:19 PM

You usually only find them as singles as 40/32 was a super common hole count for sprint and road/path use in the UK and Australia.

IMHO, the price above on ebay uk auction you listed was not common, they are worth a bit more. The reason they were so low was two fold. First, one rim was 70's and the other was late 60's early 70's. Had they been actual 60's Fiamme's in good shape and a matched pair, they would be worth about $100/$150. If they were NOS, they could have easily gone for $300.