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Old 10-20-21, 09:57 PM
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Velocity Quill Rims?

Has anybody used Velocity Quill rims?
Looking to use the silver version for a vintage build.
Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 10-21-21, 05:19 AM
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FWIW, nice piece about Velocity on the Radavist. https://theradavist.com/2021/10/manu...wheel-factory/
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Originally Posted by jnbrown View Post
Thanks for any feedback.
I have a Velocity anecdote. In 92 I broke a bar end so I called them up in FL I believe and they sent me a new pair for free. But they sent me the long ones when I had the short ones. So I called them up again (same guy answered) and they sent me short ones for free; they were slightly different from my earlier ones but I was satisfied. I really appreciated this gesture, back then I was young and poor and rode a ton more than I do now. They didn't have to send me anything as it was crash damage. To this day I remember how nice they were to me back then. Thanks again, Velocity.
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Old 10-21-21, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jnbrown View Post
Has anybody used Velocity Quill rims?
Looking to use the silver version for a vintage build.
Thanks for any feedback.
I have Quill rims that I had built up last year but don’t have a review yet since I ride in my free time and finishing bike builds gets pushed back. But these rims are the polished silver version laced to silver Dura Ace 7800 front and 7850 rear hubs in a 24f 2x, 28r 3x configuration with DT Swiss Revolution silver spokes and with red ano spoke nipples. The 7850 hub was used from eBay and I still need to repack the bearings. Here is a photo of the rear wheel I just took:




Sorry for the shadows, it is dark in the stairwell right now. I plan to run these in full tubeless from day 1 and so last week I ordered this tubeless kit directly from Velocity:




These valves look like high quality and getting the correct ones for this interior width will give me confidence that they will seal well the first go around.

If you ride in the rain much you might want the silver anodized and not the silver polished ones since (you may or may not know) non-anodized rims polish to a mirror finish (the up side) but require ongoing cleaning and polishing to maintain the bling (the down side). I have over 10,000 miles on my polished A23 set and they are stunning, super reliable wheels. On that set I am running Dura Ace 7700 (9 speed series) rear and front hubs (silver) this time with 32f 3x & 36r 3x and the more stout silver DT Swiss Competition butted spokes and blue aluminum ano spoke nipples:



I have the polishing process down and can refresh the mirror finish pretty quickly using Mother’s Mag Wheel polish on tiny squares of paper towels as part of my pre-ride prep.

The Quill rim is slightly wider than the A23 internally so I am excited to see how they ride with some quality 25 or 28 mm tubeless road tires. My bikes don’t necessarily have clearance for 28’s so I will probably mount 25’s to start, road test these and check clearances. After running 2 seasons now on my (inexpensive) DT Swiss R460 rim (Dura Ace hubs once again) wheelset in full tubeless mode, I know for sure that I want to start out with this Quill wheelset also full tubeless. I plan to sub them in on my aluminum Flyte and road test at the lower pressures tubeless affords to see if I can get an even softer (but still fast) ride.






Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
FWIW, nice piece about Velocity on the Radavist. https://theradavist.com/2021/10/manu...wheel-factory/
+1 - what a feel good story!

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No quills yet but a couple sets of A23s and plans for Quills at some point down the road on a fixed gear build I may do. Good quality stuff made in 'Murica (or back in the day Australia) and certainly well reviewed. When people ask for a good rim and they are typically building something that needs a little extra strength I go Velocity all the way.
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Old 10-22-21, 10:25 AM
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H+Son Archetype is available in silver also as an alternative
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Hed Archetype is available in silver also as an alternative
Don't you mean H+ SON Archetype? I am not aware of a current silver rim from HED. I did hear about the Pacenti silver ones and they are tubeless ready like the Ailerons/Quills.
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
Don't you mean H+ SON Archetype? I am not aware of a current silver rim from HED. I did hear about the Pacenti silver ones and they are tubeless ready like the Ailerons/Quills.
thanks for the catch....been looking at too many rims recently.......corrected my post
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