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    Best Looking Rims

    What are your opinion the best looking rims available today? Do not take in to account price or durability just looks...and pics are always fun.

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    Multicolored, polished deep-Vs

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    i'm always gonna be fond of open pros. but i'm not exactly one of those dudes who likes flashy stuff.
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    From Tomity's page:
    http://homepage.mac.com/tomity/PhotoAlbum36.html

    Sorry, I culdn't figure out how to show this a s an image, but it is a wooden rim.
    Last edited by popluhv; 12-10-05 at 05:15 PM.

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    I like non-machined aero rims with a shallow, rounded, v-section... the Araya semi-aeros come to mind, as do Sun Mistrals and that sick pair of polished Saavedras that Dubteka is looking to unload. I have a pair of Campy Ypsilons that I quite like, and the Lambdas are pretty much the same.

    Colours and Deep-Vs leave me cold.

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    Non-machined Deep Vs.

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    best looking are the blu velocity deepv rims that i got

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    Classic: Any campy track tubulars.

    New-school bling: Non-machined deep vees.

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    Personally, i'd like to see some good pics. Especially of machined vs. non-machined deep v's.

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    I really like anything hard anodized... Anyone know of a modern rim that is hard anodized? (That shiny dark grey, almost black, but kind of mirror looking finish...)

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    campy omega

    Last edited by sohi; 12-11-05 at 12:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portlandonian
    I really like anything hard anodized... Anyone know of a modern rim that is hard anodized? (That shiny dark grey, almost black, but kind of mirror looking finish...)
    I thought that was smoked chrome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portlandonian
    I really like anything hard anodized... Anyone know of a modern rim that is hard anodized? (That shiny dark grey, almost black, but kind of mirror looking finish...)
    Same here. I have built a couple sets of wheels lately and have bought some NOS Mavic rims that have the hard anodized finished. My favorites are the Open 4 CD which I just finished building to a set of Dura Ace high flange track hubs.

    The older Mavic G40 rims are nice looking too with a more box shape. I also have FIR ES 35 rims on my road bike and FIR M121 on my mountain bike in that finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portlandonian
    I really like anything hard anodized... Anyone know of a modern rim that is hard anodized? (That shiny dark grey, almost black, but kind of mirror looking finish...)

    sun flipping m-14's. i've also got some wolber super champion alpines in a nice hard ano. i like to stare at them for long periods of time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
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    blah. i'm amazed that i found even this much of a wolber sca on the net. holler.

    Last edited by crushkilldstroy; 12-10-05 at 11:27 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    ok. pics:

    Freewheel Hayes, SF bling:
    bling bling


    non machined eggplant deep v's:

    Last edited by dubteka; 12-10-05 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    ... and that sick pair of polished Saavedras that Dubteka is looking to unload...




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    I have the clincher version of those Saavedras. Nice, but I've given up on keeping them trued. Could just be my crappy wheelbuild though. I think they weight about 230 grams...?

    I'm looking for some classic silver, low-profile clincher rims for a Record build...

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    I like semi-aero as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamkell
    I have the clincher version of those Saavedras. Nice, but I've given up on keeping them trued. Could just be my crappy wheelbuild though. I think they weight about 230 grams...?

    I'm looking for some classic silver, low-profile clincher rims for a Record build...
    the saavedras in the pics are clinchers as well. super light, but haven't weighed them.

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    After having messengered for years on deep rims - rigida, velocity, mavic cxp 33's, I am very much over them. sure they're stiff and don't go out of true as much, but they're heavy, accelerate slower and give a really harsh ride. from an aesthetics point of view, i like the look of a somewhat profiled rim, not boxed out, semi-aero, definitely nothing machined, or too deep, or with a step to break the line from spoke to bead.

    the best riding and best looking would be older mavic open 4 cd, and fir ea 60. I like dark grey-brownish rims, i find they look the most elegant with a blackwall tire. very classic.

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