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Old 03-20-08, 08:46 PM   #1
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Brakes on anondized/painted rims

So far i have read some conflicting info.

everything from machined brake surfaces only to machining is a waste of time.

is there any sort of general consensus?

I've always thought painted is no good, anondized is OK but machined is best.
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Old 03-20-08, 09:23 PM   #2
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this again?

basically your brake will machine the paint/ano off the rim each time you squeeze the brake, but it will be uneven and look ****ty, and with painted rims your braking will probably suffer during the time it takes to wear the paint off.
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this again?

basically your brake will machine the paint/ano off the rim each time you squeeze the brake, but it will be uneven and look ****ty, and with painted rims your braking will probably suffer during the time it takes to wear the paint off.
oh sh*t probably should have searched first, my bad.

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damn. we almost made it a whole week without a brakes/unmachined rims thread.
well, there's always next week
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oh sh*t probably should have searched first, my bad.

Thanks for the info

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What ads?
I really don't mind the column or banner ads but when the posts start to get resized to be able to fit the extra ads on the screen it's getting a bit excessive
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I really don't mind the column or banner ads but when the posts start to get resized to be able to fit the extra ads on the screen it's getting a bit excessive
yeah, I agree. Its one of the reasons i decided to pony up the $ recently.

Edit...Back on topic...I bought an Alien wheelset with anodized sidewalls, running a front brake, and rubbed through the anodizing in a couple of weeks. Doesn't look as good as a machined rim up close and doesnt' look as clean as a brakeless rim from afar. But I want my brake.
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