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    Deep V's - machined or not?

    I'm looking to get myself a new wheelset and I'm looking into Deep V rims, but I don't understand what the differences in machined and non-machined sidewalls are. Can someone tell me what this means and which may be better for a newly commited fixie lover?

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    It is my understanding a machined rim is one that has been sort of sanded down on the sides for a proper braking surface. I'm sure a machinist could give you a better description but if you are planning on running brake its better to go machined, if you don't go machined.. over time it will pretty much become machined from using the brake.

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    Machined sidewalls prepare the surface correctly for brake pads.
    If you're going to use a brake, get machined rims.
    If you're going brakeless, you can use non-machined rims.

    Fashion note: very few bikes can pull off having a machined front and non-machined rear. If you have to ask, don't.

    Edit: if you have to ask, then get machined, and geat a front brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianwilliams View Post
    I'm looking to get myself a new wheelset and I'm looking into Deep V rims, but I don't understand what the differences in machined and non-machined sidewalls are. Can someone tell me what this means and which may be better for a newly commited fixie lover?

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    the difference is, the machined rim has a surface for breaking. the bare metal is showing which looks nice, but not quite as cool as the rim without. if you are going to have brakes get the machined because brakes will not work as well on the non machined rim and brake marks will make it look bad. if you are only going to have one brake think about only getting a machined rim for the front wheel. Think of the future on this to. you may think you don't want a brake right now but you might later.

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    congratulations for being the first person this week to post this question

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    congratulations for being the first person this week to post this question

    BFSSFG brethren, what's his prize?
    An answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    congratulations for being the first person this week to post this question

    BFSSFG brethren, what's his prize?
    he gets to put Senior Member under his name.

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    awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
    An answer?
    That's actually a pretty good prize. Half the time no one gets those.

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    how about a sticky post with an faq?

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    How about a filter that automatically redirects people to the search results page for "Deep V Machined" if someone tries to post with those words in the title.

    Or we could stop posting in threads like this, and they'd be gone in a matter of hours. D'oh!
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    Just because I'm not angry anymore doesn't mean I don't think bossmoniker and every other hipster **** I see riding around on aerowheels isn't a piece of **** thats only use is to be an easy target for ridicule.

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    if you could just do this for every nubular post from now on, that'd be grandz0rz.
    especially the really indignant newbie OP's who think they're super justified in asking
    why they can't find information on any steel track frames.

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    Hello, I am newbzorz.... duhhh, if it wasn't for stupid newbie questions like mine you would never have had the practice in answering the question. By now you should be able to give an essay answer with references.

    But really, thanks for the answers, it is easily understood now.

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    so lame

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    You forgot this one:
    Deep V's - machined or not?
    No I didn't.

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