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Old 08-24-08, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by elmoloveftl View Post
Has anyone tried putting a rim-brake on a non-machined wheel? I realize it would take the powdercoat off a Deep-V, and might get dicey in wet weather, but there were old bikes with VERY textured braking surfaces, is it really so awful?

Originally Posted by Jobst Brandt
Some rims have machined brake surfaces with fine grooves whose roughness reduces squeal tendencies so they don't have to be "broken in". Martano rims of old had somewhat larger grooves as part of the extrusion for this purpose.
ps those hed wheels deserve a better frame!
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