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 Post subject: TECHNOMAGNESIO rims in the USA?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Any idea if a vendor has these rims for sale in the US?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:32 am 
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There is an ad in the latest issue of the Registry magazine stating "Tecnomagnesio is Back".
website is www.classicocorsa.it

States they weigh 12 pounds. Curious, the ones I purchased stateside 3-4 years ago weigh about 9 to 9.5 pounds.

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The seller has an ad in the Classifieds at http://356registry.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21750

I believe he will ship to the US.

Regarding the weight, he stated that his wheels are 12.2 lbs. When asked why the weight was so much more than the originals, he said:
Reinhold Plank wrote:
"the wheel is made from an aluminium-magnesium mix, but with more aluminium now as the vintage wheels. the vintage and later repros had no street homologation, made for race use only. to pass the very rigorous German TUV tests + get them street approved the had to rise the aluminium part to make it stronger, about this the higher weight"

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 Post subject: TECHNOMAGNESIO rims in the USA?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:20 pm 
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I got a set of 4 Technomagnesio wheels from Reinhard about 2 weeks ago, shipped direct.


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Reinhold also points out that the new rims can be run with tubeless tires. Saving the weight of a tube brings it close to a wash.

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Edwin Ek wrote:
Reinhold also points out that the new rims can be run with tubeless tires. Saving the weight of a tube brings it close to a wash.

Edwin, you use tubes with your 356 wheels, of any type? Why? See this article for why there is no need to use tubes on 356-era wheels, Technomagnesio or otherwise:
http://www.356registry.com/techinfo/rep ... eeded.html

Rick Dill wrote:
Now the real truth is that tubes will blow out at least 10 times as often as tubeless and that is what rolls over the SUVs and occasionally a 356. So even if the tire isn't as well contained because of no "safety bead" on the rim, it is far less likely to cause damage if it is tubeless because it will go down slowly, and unless you really aren't paying attention and have power steering (obviously not if you're drivng your 356), you will recognize a soft tire. So, if the rim holds air then you should go tubeless. It is that simple. Then, of course, don't drive over fallen logs, rocks, or similar obstacles at speed.


Geoff Fleming wrote:
Tube tires are rarely used today. I would say that 99% of 356 owners use modern radial tires. In the So. Connecticut Registry, no one uses tubeless tires and our cars are driven some long distances at modern highway speeds. No 356 rims have such ridges [the "safety bead"] and all 356 rims accept tubeless radial tires. After more than 250,000 miles of hard driving I`ve never had the slightest problem with tires/rims. Forget the tubes: this is the 21st century.


And there are more opinions on that page.

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 Post subject: Re: TECHNOMAGNESIO rims in the USA?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:42 pm 
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David, Peter McCurdy up in the Phoenix area had several sets recently. You might check with him for a ready source in the US.

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