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Old 05-03-06, 02:57 PM   #1
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MSW and Non MSW rims from Velocity

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.
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Old 05-03-06, 02:59 PM   #2
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machined sidewall and non-machined sidewall. It means whether or not there is a machined surface forthe brakes to contact.
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you were thinking right
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you nailed it. non machined has no brake surface. Machined has a brake surface.
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Old 05-03-06, 03:19 PM   #5
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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?
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yes

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
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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.
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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.
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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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