In June of this year (2010) we shipped a pair of Elegant tubular rims to Donald Dickson in Virginia. He built them up on NOS Campagnolo large flange hubs from the 1970's that he found on eBay.
"I must be the only person in the country riding the Ghisallo rims," he said. No, it just seems like that since so much of the cycling world follows in each other's footsteps. Check the previous post, you're not alone.
On Oct 9, Donald rode a local Ultra Gran Fondo from Mexico City to Acapulco on the toll highway.
70km/hr in Mexico on a 1983 Schwinn Superior
On account of problems with the route, the riders were portaged 140km, so the total became 240km. Not bad. "Plenty of compliments on the aesthetic factor. The ride is smooth."
Sometimes, to be ahead of the crowd you have to go in another direction.