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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
Other than aesthetics, is there a problem with anodized black rims wearing down to bare metal from braking? I assume the same is happening on silver rims, except it doesn't change how it looks.
The only functional problem would be if the brake track wears too thin to hold the tire. But that's mainly an issue if you frequently ride in gritty/wet conditions where the brake pads pick up abrasive material. I still ride on wheels I built over 40 years ago and they're still going strong.

OTOH, anodized surfaces tend to have poorer braking performance than raw aluminum. I had a set of hard-anodized Super Champion "Mixte" rims I ended up sanding the anodizing off the brake track to get decent braking.

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