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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-24-08, 04:51 PM   #1
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White rims?

How well do white rims hold their colour? I see all these whites frame and figure they can't stay looking nice for very long but what about white rims, I was thinking white aeroheads really.

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Old 03-24-08, 04:52 PM   #2
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my japanese denim is bleedin all over my white sho-..frame
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Old 03-24-08, 04:54 PM   #3
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Then hold up fine, just clean em. They dont discolor or anything.
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Old 03-24-08, 04:57 PM   #4
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mine are holding up fine...like brandune said you gotta keep em clean
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Old 03-24-08, 05:07 PM   #5
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If you're going for white rims, make sure to make it an arrow spoke



Or a deep v (this suggestion is serious).
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Old 03-24-08, 05:29 PM   #6
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this is at about 2 months of heavy riding. no cleaning. still pops:




saw an all-white V with a year of riding (friends bike), looked about as good as the day it was mounted.
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Old 03-24-08, 05:32 PM   #7
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Actually I have a question about this.. If I were to mount a front brake, would it blacken the hell out of my white rim? I've got Deep Vs.
That's an absolutely beautiful bike by the way...
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Old 03-24-08, 05:46 PM   #8
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Actually I have a question about this.. If I were to mount a front brake, would it blacken the hell out of my white rim? I've got Deep Vs.
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If you have the unmachined ones, Yes. I have that going on right now, but it doesn't really look all that bad, and eventually it'll just wear down to the metal.
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Old 03-24-08, 06:07 PM   #9
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this is at about 2 months of heavy riding. no cleaning. still pops:




saw an all-white V with a year of riding (friends bike), looked about as good as the day it was mounted.
You ride like... 2 inches a day?
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white on white holds up fine, just need to take care of it, as one would do w/ their bike anyway... here's my nagasawa...
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white on white holds up fine, just need to take care of it, as one would do w/ their bike anyway... here's my nagasawa...
oh...my frame's brotha
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white on white holds up fine, just need to take care of it, as one would do w/ their bike anyway... here's my nagasawa...
I want that frame so bad...so bad.
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You ride like... 2 inches a day?


give or take. i ride so little that i once won a skid contest and a track stand competition in the same maneuver. [/sarcasm]
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yes, i searched.
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yes, i searched.
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That be a guard to keep the top tube from getting digged up by the bars should they ever swing around that far ...and I'm should they do. I'm I right?
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That be a guard to keep the top tube from getting digged up by the bars should they ever swing around that far ...and I'm should they do. I'm I right?
that makes sense. thanks. i thought it was a ****ty way to protect the TT when you lock it up.
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correct, top tube protector, protects the tube should the bars swing around and hit the frame...
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This is a good thread for me to ask about white tires. Any decent ones available in the US? I've only seen the Vittoria Zaffiro and the Gran Compe SS, and they're supposedly only available in Japan.

They stay pretty clean right? I would imagine that they wouldn't really get "stained." Even my white messenger bags stay pretty clean.
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This is a good thread for me to ask about white tires. Any decent ones available in the US? I've only seen the Vittoria Zaffiro and the Gran Compe SS, and they're supposedly only available in Japan.

They stay pretty clean right? I would imagine that they wouldn't really get "stained." Even my white messenger bags stay pretty clean.
The tread gets grey after riding. I have one on the front right now. Its not that big of a deal.
You can get the DiaCompes in America now. http://www.thebikebiz.com/Gran_Compe...-tir-dia01.htm
Or you can email Toshi at BlueLug in Tokyo for a little better price even after shipping from Japan. http://blogged.jugem.jp/
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white on white holds up fine, just need to take care of it, as one would do w/ their bike anyway... here's my nagasawa...
This bike would benefit from a seatpost swap.
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