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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-06-05, 03:57 PM   #1
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Like yumminess in the shape of a circle.

Brown paper Santa came yesterday. I now have in my possession 3 powder coated white Velocity Deep V rims. They are a vision of taste... Now, to tie them to hubs.. and place them on the Thylacine....
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Old 05-06-05, 04:04 PM   #2
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i thought this was going to be about pie.

you ride a tricycle?
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One's in case one of the others gets dirty.
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Oh yeah, just unlace the wheels and stick on the new rim... its just too bad if they both get dirty. Then they wouldn't match.
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Old 05-13-05, 12:36 PM   #5
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No, I got one in 36 hole variety such that if I decide to do the rear wheel 36, I'll be ok. The rims are supposed to be pretty hard to get a handle on. The extra may go for sale or become a rim on the beta man bianchi...
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Old 05-13-05, 12:38 PM   #6
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The other two being 32 hole.
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warm fruit, crust and love
in the shape of a circle
yumminess of pie

Enjoy
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Old 05-13-05, 02:56 PM   #8
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hmm ... they sound yummy. i like to lick yummy things. i'll lick a pie to death. i must have been a dog in my previous life.
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Don't leave us hanging... got any hubs in mind?
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who did the powdercoating? how much?
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Old 05-14-05, 07:18 AM   #11
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I believe Freewheel on Hayes has 'em. And you can order them direct from Velocity like that. Also Yellow Jersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org).
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Old 05-14-05, 07:19 AM   #12
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Willy - the Levels?
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out of the box velocity rims that are painted / powdercoated have the silver machined sidewalls, not so pretty. powdercoating silver rims looks so nice if you ride brakeless. and your not limited to velocity stock colors, white, black, red, blue, yellow, pink, gold, black anodized. the downside is you gotta ride with a cable or locking skewers so your wheels are still on your bike when you get outa the bar.
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Did you do anything to the braking surface before having them powder coated? How about some pics?
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yes please, more picture, less talky
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P-I-M-P

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If you intend to use a brake I hope you left the machined surface without powder. I did a set of deep v's in flat black and the squeeling that comes off the powder whan the brakes are applied is enough to make your fillings come loose.


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Willy - the Levels?
I'm a bit hesitant after reading about the Chub Hub fiasco... But they are still the #1 choice.

I'm about two weeks away from buying the first hub. I got the stem finally, but haven't had the time to cut the fork down and put it on.

I'd like to get them coated too, but they're not made that way. Yellow or better yet, black.

Black hubs, yellow spokes, white rims... That's a bit much. But the bike is a bit much too.
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WK - Bikeophile mentioned that he was getting some Levels in black - you might want to ask him about them or get in touch with Level directly.
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WK - Bikeophile mentioned that he was getting some Levels in black - you might want to ask him about them or get in touch with Level directly.
Once again you've provided that valuable information that spurs motion.. Thank you so much. I'll ping the Level Folks today, see what they say... They are a little more affordable than Phils, surely.
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