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Old 07-21-08, 11:11 PM   #1
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Machined Rim Alternatives.

I'm building up my first FG but i'm running into problems when it comes to wheels. Basically, I hate the way machined rims throw off the bike's aesthetic, but I want to not die and run a brake. Is there anyway to compromise? Or, is it possible to run a brake through a non-machined rim?

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Old 07-21-08, 11:25 PM   #2
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get silver rims.
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Old 07-21-08, 11:51 PM   #3
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Mavic ceramic rims look almost black, but you need to run special brake pads.
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learn to ride w/o brakes.
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Old 07-22-08, 07:27 AM   #5
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disc brake!
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Old 07-22-08, 09:00 AM   #6
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just run a pair of brakes on a nonmachined rim. they will machine themselves.
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