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Old 03-29-09, 01:38 AM   #1
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rim machining

Ive been looking for celeste aerospokes and all that i can find are non machined. Is there some way i could machine them myself or have a bike shop do it for me? Would putting some sandpaper on the break pad and riding it around for a little work or just kill it? Would using breaks on a non machined aerospoke be advisable?
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Old 03-29-09, 05:00 AM   #2
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Would putting some sandpaper on the break pad and riding it around for a little work or just kill it?
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you might as well throw some lighter fluid on and light that thing to hell while youre at it
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what's a break pad
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Ive been looking for celeste aerospokes and all that i can find are non machined. Is there some way i could machine them myself or have a bike shop do it for me? Would putting some sandpaper on the break pad and riding it around for a little work or just kill it? Would using breaks on a non machined aerospoke be advisable?
Machined sidewalls on rims are a relatively recent fashion, done for cosmetic reasons more than anything else. Most of my wheels have non-machined rims; some are over 30 years old and still going strong.
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if you didn't get an aerospoke you wouldn't have this problem.
go get some celeste colored Deep Vs
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aren't the colored aerospokes just powdercoated over the machined?
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Machined sidewalls on rims are a relatively recent fashion, done for cosmetic reasons more than anything else. Most of my wheels have non-machined rims; some are over 30 years old and still going strong.
its not for aesthetics, its to have a reliable,consistent breaking surface. and i dont want black steaks.
anyone know of a place that sells machined celeste aerospokes?
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Old 03-29-09, 11:45 PM   #9
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aren't the colored aerospokes just powdercoated over the machined?
yep, im pretty sure
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oh hmm should i just get a rear celeste aerospoke and a machined deep v for the front?
or run breaks on the non machined aerospoke
i can only afford one aerospoke right now...
and i heard its bad to use aerospokes on the rear wheel of a fixie because of the torsional load? that true?
sorry for triple posting..
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and i dont want black steaks.
Better skip the lighter fluid, then.

Do you want some breaks with your steaks?

Also, for your reading pleasure: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/machined-rims.html
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Better skip the lighter fluid, then.

Do you want some breaks with your steaks?

Also, for your reading pleasure: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/machined-rims.html
yeah burnt steak gives you cancer, duh.
so this article is saying its ok to use breaks on non machined rims?
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yeah burnt steak gives you cancer, duh.
so this article is saying its ok to use breaks on non machined rims?
Of course it's ok, why wouldn't it be?
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so what's the consequence of running a brake on a non-machined dp18?
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How many times is this going to come up? It IS okay to use breaks on non-machined rims if those rims are anodized. If they are powdercoated (like any celeste rim) it will just smear everything up and look disgusting. I JUST bought a pair of celeste Deep Vs like a week ago and got them machined b/c I knew I would want a breaking surface and running breaks on those powdercoated rims would just be a mess.

You CAN get celeste aerospokes w/ machined sidewalls. Just call the people that have the non-machined ones and ask them to do it for you. It's that simple.

People always make the comment: Rim machining is a recent fashion bla bla bla. This is true. Painted rims are also a recent fashion. If you want to use painted/powdercoated rims: GET A MACHINED BREAKING SURFACE. if you are getting a rim that is anodized or not colored at all, you're probably okay without getting it machined.
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How many times is this going to come up? It IS okay to use breaks on non-machined rims if those rims are anodized. If they are powdercoated (like any celeste rim) it will just smear everything up and look disgusting. I JUST bought a pair of celeste Deep Vs like a week ago and got them machined b/c I knew I would want a breaking surface and running breaks on those powdercoated rims would just be a mess.

You CAN get celeste aerospokes w/ machined sidewalls. Just call the people that have the non-machined ones and ask them to do it for you. It's that simple.

People always make the comment: Rim machining is a recent fashion bla bla bla. This is true. Painted rims are also a recent fashion. If you want to use painted/powdercoated rims: GET A MACHINED BREAKING SURFACE. if you are getting a rim that is anodized or not colored at all, you're probably okay without getting it machined.
I'm almost convinced that people keep on saying "breaks" just to piss the other people off.
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lol can we start a "break" count?
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its not for aesthetics, its to have a reliable,consistent breaking surface
Oh, I see. So you want a practical front wheel.
You better look elsewhere than the aerospoke then.

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black steaks
me too.
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How many times is this going to come up? It IS okay to use breaks on non-machined rims if those rims are anodized. If they are powdercoated (like any celeste rim) it will just smear everything up and look disgusting. I JUST bought a pair of celeste Deep Vs like a week ago and got them machined b/c I knew I would want a breaking surface and running breaks on those powdercoated rims would just be a mess.

You CAN get celeste aerospokes w/ machined sidewalls. Just call the people that have the non-machined ones and ask them to do it for you. It's that simple.

People always make the comment: Rim machining is a recent fashion bla bla bla. This is true. Painted rims are also a recent fashion. If you want to use painted/powdercoated rims: GET A MACHINED BREAKING SURFACE. if you are getting a rim that is anodized or not colored at all, you're probably okay without getting it machined.
whered you or the people you bought the deep v from get it machined?
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The only place that can machine something, is a FARKING machine shop damn it!

And also, why do you want an aerospoke? I like how it's come down to "oh ****, where should I put my aerospoke? front or rear?!" like you HAVE to get an aerospoke, and can only get one.
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The only place that can machine something, is a FARKING machine shop damn it!

And also, why do you want an aerospoke? I like how it's come down to "oh ****, where should I put my aerospoke? front or rear?!" like you HAVE to get an aerospoke, and can only get one.
It doesn't take a machine shop to machine a sidewall. If you tried to go to a modern computer-driven machine shop and asked to have a sidewall machined they'd probably laugh you out.
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The only place that can machine something, is a FARKING machine shop damn it!

And also, why do you want an aerospoke? I like how it's come down to "oh ****, where should I put my aerospoke? front or rear?!" like you HAVE to get an aerospoke, and can only get one.
goddamn is the only thing you guys like to do on this forum flame?
give me a link to somewhere that sell rear celeste aerospokes then. and yes i tried google. and no i dont want to buy used.
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go to ebay. I saw some on there from Bell's bike shop. Also, why do you guys care about "break." I am an English Rhetoric (creative writing) major and I don't even notice when it happens. As much as I try to avoid it, sometimes when I am typing quickly my brain just jumps to the most commonly spelled version of the word: break. Maybe once I'm on BF for longer, brake will become the default Until then, it's really not that big of a deal. And yes, I make good grades.

Edit: As much as I wish this misspelling was intentional, I am not that clever. And honestly, the last thing I want to do is to piss off more BF members...
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lol
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sorry i still havnt learned english completely since i moved from italy 5 years ago. yes i meant brake not break. and ive decided not to use brakes at all because my skidding abilities are sufficient. and i dont live in a heavily populated/trafficky area(kansas...).
thank you to those who have actually helped
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