Originally Posted by Aurelius
When do you figure that picture was taken?
If I had to guess, it'd be 30s. No derailleurs on the bikes that I see.
Re: that c-dale. The Synapse is C-dale's answer to the Roubaix. Probably not the stiffest thing on the road, but it'll be an 'all-day ride' kind of bike. AFA the wheels, there's nothing proprietary about em.
Wear out the tires that come with the bike and get something else if you don't like em.