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Old 08-04-14, 02:38 PM   #1
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Who Made This 700c Rim!?

The front rim of my single speed was recently irreparably bent during a car collision. He caught my pedal and tore the bike, bike rack and bumper off of my car. Fortunately the rim was the only casualty. I bought a whole parts package from a guy off of craigslist, which I believe came off of a 1980's era Schwinn Madison, but I'm unable to find these exact rims anywhere online. I believe they might be Velocity Deep Vs, but am unable to find a set with the same rim sidewall design (3 separate braking areas, whereas the newer rims appear to have a single sidewall):


Any help will be appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 08-04-14, 02:44 PM   #2
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Looks like the rim wasn't the only casualty.
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Looks like the rim wasn't the only casualty.
Verdad, the axle was also bent but the hub/guts are still intact and functioning. Took out an axle from a spare wheel to test it, but now I'm using that whole wheel in lieu of the bent one.
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Not Velocity, could be any number of generic names. I've seen Alex rims that look like that before.
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The 3 seperate breaking areas just looks like tooling marks. Those marks should of been cleaned up, so I'm guessing the manufacture didn't care enough to do so or quality control was being manned by a blind person that day. On that note I wouldn't say that says a whole lot of good about those rims, that may be why you can't find them.
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Old 08-04-14, 05:57 PM   #6
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Generic off-brand for sure.

This looks close:


AEROMAX 700c Single Speed Fixie Track Wheelset 32h White Clincher Road | Random Bike Parts
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The 3 seperate breaking areas just looks like tooling marks. Those marks should of been cleaned up, so I'm guessing the manufacture didn't care enough to do so or quality control was being manned by a blind person that day. On that note I wouldn't say that says a whole lot of good about those rims, that may be why you can't find them.
While that rim is certainly low quality, the groove in the brake track is a wear indicator to let you know when your sidewall is getting too thin. Not all rims have the groove in the brake track, and some use a small dimple.

OP, just get a cheap Deep V knockoff and don't sweat the aesthetic details.
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His name was Bruce. Made it on a friday arvo, just after lunch


Sorry, didn't know the real answer.
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