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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?

    Thanks for the help.

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    get silver rims.

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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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    disc brake!

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    just run a pair of brakes on a nonmachined rim. they will machine themselves.

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