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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 07-29-08, 02:20 PM   #1
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Good looking black wheels that aren't Deep-V's

Hai guyz.

I'm gonna go pick up a pista concept later today, and plan to order a new wheelset to go with it. Sadly the only real thing that comes to mind is the Deep-V. I like the deep look of them but for one, everyone has them, and they sort of do make the concept look like a toy.

What else is out there in terms of quality, strong, good looking black rims?

Right now I have some shatty salsa delgado wheels, machined, but they are old and tired and I'd like to do this concept up proper.
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Old 07-29-08, 02:24 PM   #2
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expensive, but unique, gipiemme tecno:

http://vintagepista.blogspot.com/200...are-ready.html
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Old 07-29-08, 02:24 PM   #3
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get some box section rims off of bicyclewheels.com
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Old 07-29-08, 02:35 PM   #4
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Alien wheelset is nice for $169

http://www.alienbikes.com/gear.html
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Old 07-29-08, 02:38 PM   #5
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mavic ellipse.



not the lightest, but lighter than deep v, smooth hubs, bladed spokes and strong. i don't crit race and am not 200 pounds, so i cant speak in the way of stiff or not. they come with a mavic lockring, which works perfectly with eai cogs.
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Old 07-29-08, 02:48 PM   #6
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i hope you arent getting that gray concept from queens @_@
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Old 07-29-08, 02:52 PM   #7
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Hai guyz.
and I'd like to do this concept up proper.
Does that mean it'll have a top tube pad along with a top tube brake lever held on with velcro?
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Old 07-29-08, 03:00 PM   #8
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oh no she didnt!
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Old 07-29-08, 03:11 PM   #10
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to be helpful i vote those Mavics
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Non machined black Aeroheads.

Any hard anodized box rim.

Ellipses.

Any of those would be sweet.
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Old 07-29-08, 03:23 PM   #12
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+1 for ellipses. Although "everyone" has those too. And "everyone" has pista concepts.
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Old 07-29-08, 03:34 PM   #13
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Non machined black Aeroheads.
+1, these are what i've got.
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Old 07-29-08, 03:41 PM   #14
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Vintage Wobler tubulars--- unmachined.
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velocity aeros + whatever hub you like.
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Old 07-29-08, 04:25 PM   #16
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i hope you arent getting that gray concept from queens @_@
nope haha, but one of lyan's friends has a 53cm 2005.
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ellipses have gone up in price a lot in the last two years, even second hand
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so much hate on the deep v's

a wheels a wheel, a bikes a bike.

f-it if you think everyone has them, do what you want, you are putting it on a concept....so yeah, thats like the honda civic with the twin turbo's that every kid wanted in high school anyways in bling factor alone, but just in bike form.
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+1 for ellipses because that's where my next paycheck is headed ...
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But Deep Vs come in colors like orange!!!
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Wow those ellipses look sweet..
But I'm for the box section rim. Ambrosio FTW

But then again on a Pista Concept you might want to go with something "cooler".
Bladed and Aero.. I've got no suggestions.
But I thought about getting the velocity aero heads.
They seem nicer compared to the deep-v's.
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Old 07-29-08, 05:49 PM   #22
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nope haha, but one of lyan's friends has a 53cm 2005.
sweet! cause the primer gray POS needs to DIAF
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But Deep Vs come in colors like orange!!!
The Velocity Aero's come in different colors, and they aren't deep v's. I heard Benscycle has them, but they aren't on the site.
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what about velocity fusions, much less deep than the deep vs, but still have a bit of a profile..i like mine
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Fusions are fine. I still ride my front Fusion, my rear died 6 months after being hit by a car which left zero damage to the bike but put my wheel out of true by 5 or 6mm or so.
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