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Old 06-11-09, 02:03 PM   #1
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Looking for all-black anodized MSW set

I can spend about $300. I'm pretty sure I've been everywhere online and I can't find any set that aren't ridiculous $$$.

If I can't find any, how would the Vuelta XRP Track Team on Bikeisland be? I like how they're laced there but those are heavy, and anyway I don't ever see Vuelta wheels to know about them.
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Old 06-11-09, 02:07 PM   #2
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http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pmjxt...heelset/pp.htm

Take the stickers off and they are all black. Or do you want black spokes/hubs too?
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Old 06-11-09, 02:16 PM   #3
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http://www.irocycle.com/index.asp?Pa...ROD&ProdID=131

the IRO wheelset would be much better than those crappy Vueltas.
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Yeah, I was interested in a completely black wheel, including the machined surface, which would have to be anodized.

I forgot about IRO wheels. They'd be going on a Jamie Roy frame anyway, so I might just do that.
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Anodized machined side-walls? I doubt you'll find any of those because that simply makes no sense. Machining is when the surface is removed and smoothed.

Look at ceramics, instead.
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yeah machined = bare metal
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torelli bormio pista:

http://www.torelli.com/parts/wheels.html




and yes the anodizing will come off eventually.
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Those look nice with the tire. I think these are only available in 32h. Would it be asking too much to find a rim that comes in 28h or 36h as well just to have the lower count in front? I might even build a set eventually.

I did have some black machined wheels on my old MTB that started showing the surface into the second set of pads. I hope it's nothing like that with nicer rims.

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Old 06-12-09, 02:38 PM   #9
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stock Soho S wheels are machined and then anodized.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/urban/soho/sohos/
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