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Old 11-20-08, 07:41 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-20-08, 07:44 PM   #2
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Those are way, way too deep to be Deep Vs.
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Old 11-20-08, 07:49 PM   #3
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Those are way, way too deep to be Deep Vs.
that's what i was gonna say
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Old 11-20-08, 07:52 PM   #4
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Just a guess but they look like painted carbon Zipp track wheels $$$$$$
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Old 11-20-08, 08:23 PM   #5
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I thought riding a bike was supposed to help you get in shape...

apparently not...
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Old 11-20-08, 08:31 PM   #6
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hplusons? powedercoated?
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Old 11-20-08, 08:36 PM   #7
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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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Old 11-20-08, 08:58 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-20-08, 09:59 PM   #10
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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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Old 11-21-08, 12:18 AM   #11
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H+Sons aren't that deep. Zipps, or maybe Shamals?
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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

I think you may be right here...those angles give you a little bit better idea as to there depth.
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Old 11-21-08, 01:01 AM   #13
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zipps fer shure.

http://velospace.org/node/2442
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Old 11-21-08, 01:14 AM   #14
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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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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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Old 11-21-08, 06:32 AM   #18
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I wouldn't be surprised considering his pretty close relationship with Zipp, too.
Zipp being only three blocks north of him.

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Edit:Spin = Ungodly Custom Paint
Yeah, its his personal bike so do it up special!

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Old 11-21-08, 11:04 AM   #19
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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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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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Old 11-22-08, 07:28 PM   #25
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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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