I had a new rear wheel built for my bike on a Velocity Deep V rim. When I picked it up yesterday I noticed that they had used the track version without a machined braking surface-even though I ride a single speed/free wheel with front and rear brakes.
When I inquired I was told that both versions the machined and non-machined were both compatible with standard caliper type brakes, using this version wouldn't effect braking power and "it would just take longer for the powder coating to wear off on the non machined version". Is this accurate? I consider this a safety issue as this is essentially a commuter bike that I ride in heavy traffic in San Francisco and I need effective brakes!
Any feedback or information you could provide would be extremely helpfull! Thanks!