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Old 05-18-07, 10:47 AM   #1
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Non-machined Deep Vs

How well does a brake work on the non-machined surface of a Velocity Deep V rim? I'd like to know before I waste some money...thanks!
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Old 05-18-07, 10:49 AM   #2
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what brake?
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Shimano 105 or something similar.
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Old 05-18-07, 11:05 AM   #4
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How well does a brake work on the non-machined surface of a Velocity Deep V rim? I'd like to know before I waste some money...thanks!
Works fine(though not as well especially in rain) and will slowly scratch away the paint. I used this setup learning to ride fixed. The rim has just a couple long thin scratches now.

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Old 05-18-07, 11:13 AM   #5
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If you are planning on running a brake, why not just buy rims with machined sidewalls?
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Old 05-18-07, 11:46 AM   #6
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deep V's are designed for looking good....not necessarily to be braked? upon
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Old 05-18-07, 12:13 PM   #7
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deep V's are designed for looking good....not necessarily to be braked? upon
Broken? Braken?
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I ride with a front brake only... front wheel = machined, rear weel = non-machined. I would NOT suggest braking on non-machined.
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a better question is if machined rims work without brakes.
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Painted = no no
Anodized = OK
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