Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - MSW and Non MSW rims from Velocity
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05-03-06, 03:57 PM
I am ordering a Velocity DeepV wheelset from IRO. Can anyone tell me what MSW and non-MSW stands for. I am thinking that it is referring to the machining of the rim. Thanks.
machined sidewall and non-machined sidewall. It means whether or not there is a machined surface forthe brakes to contact.
05-03-06, 04:00 PM
you were thinking right
05-03-06, 04:04 PM
you nailed it. non machined has no brake surface. Machined has a brake surface.
05-03-06, 04:19 PM
OK, I think the non-machined look the best. I will ride brakeless for the most part. If I decide to run a brake occasionally, will the powdercoat be damaged on the non machined rim?
it will be.
personally, i like the msw, since the silver breaks up the colors a little bit.. in a good way. but that's personal aesthetic preference
05-03-06, 07:38 PM
damaged, no. But it will leave some black streaks on the rim. If you don't use the brake that often, you should be fine.
powdercoat will be damaged. ****, i seen it with my own eyes. then they'll look like **** for the rest of your days.
but like i ****in care about what your rimz look like. do whatever, it's your hipster points that you're puttin on the line. not mine.
05-04-06, 05:54 AM
Yeah, it won't look nice, but the rim won't be "damaged." What I mean by damaged is that it won't wear through the sidewalls of the rim and render it unuseable.
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