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    having a heck of a time finding polished rims...

    i have been searching all over for polished 32h clinchers something low profile or aero, can't seem to find anything.

    anyone have a read on a set?

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    polish them up yourself...

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    ok, maybe i could do that, sounds like some serious effort...

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    Velocity Deep V's can be ordered polished. Speak to your Local bike shop.

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    My wheels is scratched so i am thinking about polishing myself by using 2000grit sand paper get rid of some minor scratch and some 1000grit for some deep scratch. Then some hand polish action. I wonder would it work .....

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    it's going to be hard to find a polished rim unless you want to go with vintage stuff..
    ever since the hard anodizing craze in the 80s, most all rims are anodized

    the only company i know still offering polished rims is Sun.. and they are usually heavy or ugly..
    CR-18, Rhynolite, M13II (27")

    polishing yourself would mean first stripping the anodizing or powdercoat..

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    velocity aero



    or araya 1w's if you can find em



    or perhaps campy ypsilons


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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    velocity aero



    or araya 1w's if you can find em



    or perhaps campy ypsilons


    those are nice, it the rim white in the bottom pic or just reflection...? like it both ways.

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    I am planning on getting a pair of polished Velocity Aeros.
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    There is definitely is a lack of nice low profile rims these days.
    Everything newschool seems to be black and aero.

    What happened to the classic look?
    Things like MA2's, Mavic Open4CD's or old school Arraya's.

    I think Ambrossio has something pretty decent the last time I checked.
    The velocity's look not half bad too.

    http://www.bikepro.com/products/rims/mavicroad.html
    Bring it back!

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    those MA2's are so nice, every time I find a pair, they go for big money...

    a polished shallow clincher is where its at.. someone needs to be producing them. seems like someone is always looking for some.

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    MA2's will pop up from time to time on Ebay.
    I paid a premium price for my brand pair of new old stock MA2's a couple of years ago....about $100.....was worth it though.

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    rigida dp18

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    Polished deep V from Chainring Transit Authority (CTA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17


    Polished deep V from Chainring Transit Authority (CTA)
    You just beat me to it.

    Lyn's a nice guy too. Very honest, too honest for some.
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    100 bucks for nazi clown tires? I'll pass.

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    Maybe you could attach a polishing wheel to a cordless /corded drill appy paste wax and do it?

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    The drill/polishing wheel/polishing compound thing worked quite well on an old dull set of sugino cranks I had. Be careful not to overpolish if you go that route, though, because you can dull the shine eventually.

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