I'm thinking of getting some special colored rims that are available as machined or not. Yes, those. And fine, yes, in that color. I was going to get one machined for the front, one not for the back, but they look pretty cool without the machining.
Can you still brake? Is it really bad for braking and/or does it quickly make the rim look really really bad, and having you wish you got one with a braking surface?
Sounds like a dumb question, but people have to have done it. Save me from a 75$ experiment.