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Anyone ever heard of Italian bike Manufacturer called Iride?(3 posts)

Anyone ever heard of Italian bike Manufacturer called Iride?funknuggets
Feb 21, 2003 1:26 PM
thanks in advance...
Fiamme (now FIR) used to make a rim called IRIDEKerry
Feb 23, 2003 5:41 PM
It was essentially the FIAMME ERGAL in a heavier weight - the ERGAL was the evolutionary follow-on from the famous Fiamme Yellow Label. The ERGAL was the first 7075 alloy rim, and weighed 280 gm. The IRIDE came along a few years later and was 350 gm. Rims this light were one of the reasons that made riding tubulars worthywhile back in the day - clincher rims then rarely came in under 500 grams. I ran the ERGAL/IRIDE combination front/rear for about 45K miles under my 180 lbs before a spoke finally pulled through on the IRIDE - pretty good for a 350 gm rim! I don't know what IRIDE means in Italian, and I've never heard of this brand or model of bike.
Fiamme (now FIR) used to make a rim called IRIDEYe Olde Balde One
Feb 24, 2003 2:31 PM
FiR bought Fiamme in the early 90's, Fiamme is hence part of FiR, but didn't become FiR as a metamorphosis which (to me) is what you are suggesting.

Just for clarification.