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    Anyone know about this powdercoated/anodized wheelset? (Don Walker)

    Hey guys, I just stumbled on this great looking Don Walker fixed, and while I would never be able to afford even the frame, I was curious as to what went into making the sweet wheelset that comes with it. Are they just anodized/powdercoated Deep Vs, or are they something custom? Let me know what you think. (And no, I don't know why he is wearing a kilt...something to do with his metal working past, I think?)

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    Those are way, way too deep to be Deep Vs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Those are way, way too deep to be Deep Vs.
    that's what i was gonna say

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    Just a guess but they look like painted carbon Zipp track wheels $$$$$$

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    I thought riding a bike was supposed to help you get in shape...

    apparently not...

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    hplusons? powedercoated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nietzsche View Post
    I thought riding a bike was supposed to help you get in shape...

    apparently not...
    he's too busy making incredible bikes to ride

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    those are deeper than deep v's look like the depth of h+sons to me
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    I think they are Zipp 440s - I believe I recall DW saying that when that bike was built and displayed. I wouldn't be surprised considering his pretty close relationship with Zipp, too.
    the hipster myth.

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    they look like painted zipps to me too, they have that slight curve to them...

    if you look at this pic and the next one, they make me think so even more...
    http://donwalkercycles.com/gallery/Pages/NAHBS.html#7
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    H+Sons aren't that deep. Zipps, or maybe Shamals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    they look like painted zipps to me too, they have that slight curve to them...

    if you look at this pic and the next one, they make me think so even more...
    http://donwalkercycles.com/gallery/Pages/NAHBS.html#7

    I think you may be right here...those angles give you a little bit better idea as to there depth.
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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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    cane creek sprint 85's or 50's

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    case closed...

    im going to bed...

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    I asked him about those wheels at NAHBS this year. They're painted Zipp 404s.

    [edit: err, as Soil Sampler's link specifies.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
    I think they are Zipp 440s - I believe I recall DW saying that when that bike was built and displayed. I wouldn't be surprised considering his pretty close relationship with Zipp, too.

    I thinks no matter what the rims cost(ZIPP?)......he will still put his spin on them.

    Edit:Spin = Ungodly Custom Paint
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    Walker Heritage

    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised considering his pretty close relationship with Zipp, too.
    Zipp being only three blocks north of him.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    Edit:Spin = Ungodly Custom Paint
    Yeah, its his personal bike so do it up special!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    Well done, sir!
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    GORGEOUS!!!! definitely bike porn worthy.
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    he loses style points because the tartan on his top tube pad doesn't match his kilt...

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    seriously though, it's beautiful...and I don't think the custom paint is "ungodly"...In fact, it's far more tasteful than the giant logos on stock Zipp rims...

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    You can't powdercoat carbon - only metals.

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    Tartan

    Quote Originally Posted by chriskitch View Post
    he loses style points because the tartan on his top tube pad doesn't match his kilt...
    It's okay, the Tartan on his Heritage frame(and kilt)is Black Stewart
    not Walker Family Tartan.

    As long as you use a Tartan from your clan, everything is cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    You can't powdercoat carbon - only metals.
    shamals arn't deeper than hplussons.

    it isn't about powder coating carbon fiber or what not. it is about the baking tempt. the high temp destroys the epoxy used to hold the carbon fiber together. The easiest solution is to just use a oil base paint because you can bake those at low temp.

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