Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: White rims?

  1. #1
    Hip-star jhaber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    630
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

    Thx

  2. #2
    Banned zelah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Portland
    My Bikes
    Mercier Kilo TT
    Posts
    2,536
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my japanese denim is bleedin all over my white sho-..frame

  3. #3
    All around nice guy BRANDUNE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sunny Seattle
    My Bikes
    THE KIND WITH TWO WHEELS AND ONE GEAR
    Posts
    1,742
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Then hold up fine, just clean em. They dont discolor or anything.

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mine are holding up fine...like brandune said you gotta keep em clean

  5. #5
    North American Scum hudsong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    My Bikes
    Swobo Sanchez
    Posts
    273
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you're going for white rims, make sure to make it an arrow spoke



    Or a deep v (this suggestion is serious).

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  7. #7
    North American Scum hudsong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    My Bikes
    Swobo Sanchez
    Posts
    273
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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...

  8. #8
    hi trace215's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    affinity, schwinn conversion
    Posts
    186
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hudsong View Post
    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.
    .
    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.

  9. #9
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Transfixed06 View Post
    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?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  10. #10
    ...
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Jersey City/NYC
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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...
    ***Nagasawa***

    Seen on the streets of downtown Jersey City/NYC...

  11. #11
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ryanone View Post
    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

  12. #12
    stay free. frankstoneline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ellensburg, WA
    My Bikes
    EAI Bare Knuckle, 1980's Ross Signature 292s 12 speed
    Posts
    1,557
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ryanone View Post
    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.
    If you ever die, can you will it to me?
    xoxo David
    Quote Originally Posted by metaljim View Post
    katana's out frank! always be ready.
    <edited>

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    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]

  14. #14
    ^posier than thou bryanhayn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    My Bikes
    black 62cm IRO Angus w/Fusions on Phil hubs, Sugino 75 cranks, Soma track drops
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes, i searched.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    "drifting by just totally..."
    http://velospace.org/node/10377

  15. #15
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bryanhayn View Post
    yes, i searched.
    top tube protector

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    92
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?

  17. #17
    ^posier than thou bryanhayn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    My Bikes
    black 62cm IRO Angus w/Fusions on Phil hubs, Sugino 75 cranks, Soma track drops
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by birdt8608 View Post
    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.
    "drifting by just totally..."
    http://velospace.org/node/10377

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    92
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whoa... looks like I type really slow...

  19. #19
    ...
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Jersey City/NYC
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    correct, top tube protector, protects the tube should the bars swing around and hit the frame...
    ***Nagasawa***

    Seen on the streets of downtown Jersey City/NYC...

  20. #20
    . blickblocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,862
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  21. #21
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    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/

  22. #22
    Are we not men?
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam for now
    Posts
    1,275
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ryanone View Post
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •