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Old 12-21-04, 03:55 PM   #1
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Help with rims addition to my wishlist bike

I've been fantasizing over what I'll be riding come summertime but can't really decide so I thought I'd ask for some opinions hereabouts. Anywhat, what's you thinking would be a good looking rim? It may go on a Fondriest but that ain't settled in my mind either. All I know for sure right now is that it'll be attached to this hub here:


I met one of the fellas making those at a race and he was showing em to me and I fell in love so as soon as I scrape up the $$ I'm getting a set front and back.

I don't know if I'll be riding a brake on this one, I ride a front brake on the street, but this one may be strictly for the drome and trackstanding in the living room...and a set of rollers, you know, once I get rich.

So what matching track rims would look best, and if you can spare me the time, what front rim with a braking surface would look goog on a black n charcoal Fondriest?
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Old 12-21-04, 04:03 PM   #2
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See if you can find an "Arrow" rim for the rear, I think they're made by a company called Saavedra or something like that, Araya makes a similar rim. No brake surface and polished deep v = yum.
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surly large marge rims.

every rim is good looking to someone. why don't you think for yourself? or do you need your hand held? determine what you need from a rim and let the looks come second. tubular or clincher? light or durable? toilet or toothpaste?
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When asking opinions is letting others think for you I'll tkae your advice to heart, til then if you wanna talk tough meet me in CMWCNY you can sprint me.
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[QUOTE=isotopesope]surly large marge rims.QUOTE]


Ooooh large marge is good, but even better is to get your custom Level hub drilled to 56 holes and then inter-lace two 28 hole rims side by side. Sweet! You'd never have to worry about flatting, cornering and traction would be a breeze. Definitely go with velocities, otherwise it'll look dumb.
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as long as you call me a sissy when you win and your wheelset "looks the best", you're on. maybe we can even arm wrestle 'over the top' style. you can be stalone. maybe afterward you could give me some grammar and punctuation lessons. i can tell i could learn a lot from you in those departments as well.
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I dunno. I think I'd use the level hub, with it's bolt on cog, on the street where its 'well attachedness' would do more good- laced to an open pro or velo fusion. cpx30's are pretty too. Then I'd get a Campy record pista hubset laced to Ayara or Zipp tubes for the drome use only.
Open pros, velo fusion or deep v make for a good front with braking surface.
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I heard those level hubs are on the heavy side. They look beefy. Any truth to that?
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as long as you call me a sissy when you win and your wheelset "looks the best", you're on. maybe we can even arm wrestle 'over the top' style. you can be stalone. maybe afterward you could give me some grammar and punctuation lessons. i can tell i could learn a lot from you in those departments as well.
You should consider attending even if you've no hope of winning an event. After all NYC is worth seeing, there will be some great parties and it's one of the cheapest destinations for a roundtrip ticket. Plus if you like fixed, SS or any other kind of ride there will be thousands of sweet two wheeled Eyecandy there to see. I wouldn't call you a sissy, I'd think you'd be too busy having a good time unless you came specifically to lose a race to me. That and I'll be too busy working which is why the sprints are the only event I'll be in.




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Ooooh large marge is good, but even better is to get your custom Level hub drilled to 56 holes and then inter-lace two 28 hole rims side by side. Sweet! You'd never have to worry about flatting, cornering and traction would be a breeze. Definitely go with velocities, otherwise it'll look dumb.
that would be....hell when i get rich I'll have to try that just to see what that would be, but you have to test ride it


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I dunno. I think I'd use the level hub, with it's bolt on cog, on the street where its 'well attachedness' would do more good- laced to an open pro or velo fusion. cpx30's are pretty too. Then I'd get a Campy record pista hubset laced to Ayara or Zipp tubes for the drome use only.
Open pros, velo fusion or deep v make for a good front with braking surface.
I've had some cpx30's, they're pretty true but more of a work bike rim compared to what I was thinking of. This bike is more just to have and to hold and I hear what you're saying about stuff for just the drome. May just have to have 2 wheelsets, if I can swing the Fondreist frame & fork in the spring I guess a secind wheeset wouldn't seem like much. It's been a few years since I parted up a bike just to have. Since then I've only had job specific rides and usually on a budget. Work road bike, work fixed, etc. So this bike I'm planning just to get a stylin rig first, which usually results in a topnotch ride as a side benefit, a very sweet side.

Oh yeah Judah, it'll definately be a polished deep V. I like low profile rims on a road bike, but a fixed screams for deep v IMHO
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I heard those level hubs are on the heavy side. They look beefy. Any truth to that?
The ones I held were beefy, definately a lil on the heavy side but then again it had a cog on it and the axles, bolts, spacers etc. I don't know how it would match up against another hub ea. w/no hardware. It's designed for offroad use as well so I'd expect to to be heavier than anything track/road specfic.
Acually when i tired of it on a track or fixed I'd definately give it a go on a mtb
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that would be....hell when i get rich I'll have to try that just to see what that would be, but you have to test ride it
On second thought, this setup might pose clearance issues...
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