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Old 10-24-20, 08:35 PM
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What's wrong with this picture?

Manufacturing defect? Human error? Practical joke?

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Should GIPIEMME on the hub be spun around so the tops of the letters face forward instead of backwards as shown.
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Didn’t quite get the alternating black and silver spokes right.
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Originally Posted by gbi View Post
Should GIPIEMME on the hub be spun around so the tops of the letters face forward instead of backwards as shown.
I agree with you. Hub should read from the rear.
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Nah, for that ultra megapixel camera to catch the brand name as the racer comes toward them while.. Sprinting to Victory
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well, that's gonna slow you down
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Originally Posted by gbi View Post
Should GIPIEMME on the hub be spun around so the tops of the letters face forward instead of backwards as shown.
This is the only hub I've ever come across where the logo is backwards. Your response is {{{ding- ding- ding}}} correct.

Anyone else have any oddities to share?
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Didn’t quite get the alternating black and silver spokes right.
Um, no.

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Old 10-24-20, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Nah, for that ultra megapixel camera to catch the brand name as the racer comes toward them while.. Sprinting to Victory
Nah, shot with my phone
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The Gipiemme branding on the wuick release lever is facing inwards??
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I had a set of Weinmann brake lever hoods for a Raleigh Super Course, on which they installed the Carlton logo insert upside down, in the mold. I've posted about these before. Now all I have to do is find the old photograph. In some hobbies, rare variations are worth big dollars to collectors but that doesn't seem to the case with cycling.
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Old 10-25-20, 05:55 AM
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Seems OK to me. Never paid much attention.
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Just a wild guess, those wheels aren't stock and the hipster that built them didn't care about logo placement. Can you see the logo through the valve hole?
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Originally Posted by LittleGinseng View Post
Um, no.

Well, okay, then. To the title of the thread, and the first photo, i was going to say... the rim appears to be yellow ().

But now i see there are more aesthetic issues here than could be gleaned from the first picture.

Of course that's just a matter of taste, and i understand my opinion on the subject is completely irrelevant.

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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Just a wild guess, those wheels aren't stock and the hipster that built them didn't care about logo placement. Can you see the logo through the valve hole?
It had nothing to do with the wheel build. It's a factory QC issue. The only way to have the logo readable from the back of the bicycle would have been to install the hub with the freewheel on the non-drive side. Then there would have been bigger issues.
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Just a wild guess, those wheels aren't stock and the hipster that built them didn't care about logo placement. Can you see the logo through the valve hole?
The hipster is yours truly and the valve hole to logo is a straight shot.

Good guess though
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
The Gipiemme branding on the wuick release lever is facing inwards??
The branding is actually the same on both sides of the lever.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
It had nothing to do with the wheel build. It's a factory QC issue. The only way to have the logo readable from the back of the bicycle would have been to install the hub with the freewheel on the non-drive side. Then there would have been bigger issues.
I was going to suggest that. Or just turn the wheel the other way.
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For the Australian market.
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NDS downtube decal on ol' Jacques.
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^^^^ Obviously the builder anticipated that bike being hung upside down by hooks in someone's garage by 1980, not to be taken down until some far-off future dystopic pandemic.

These belong in the thread with the "STURMY ARCHER" hub, and the "MADE IN JTALY" stem.
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