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Chris King eliminating and bringing in three new colors

Old 12-02-16, 06:25 PM
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Chris King eliminating and bringing in three new colors

Does anyone know which new colors Chris King is bring in? They are discontinuing Pink, Pewter, and Gold, IIRC. They will announce the three new colors at NAHBS 2017. I was going to build up some wheels and thee are the hubs I have finally landed on. If the new colors are going to be real cool, I'll wait. I thought maybe someone here would have the scoop.
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Old 12-02-16, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
Does anyone know which new colors Chris King is bring in? They are discontinuing Pink, Pewter, and Gold, IIRC. They will announce the three new colors at NAHBS 2017. I was going to build up some wheels and thee are the hubs I have finally landed on. If the new colors are going to be real cool, I'll wait. I thought maybe someone here would have the scoop.
Chris King seems so United Colors of Bennetton-ish
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Old 12-02-16, 07:53 PM
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The colors certainly are but on this black bike, I want some color in my hubs. The T11 colors are not as nice and the WI etching is pretty gaudy. The main thing though...as far as "loud" hubs go, CK is my favorite. Otherwise, I like quiet hubs like Dura Ace and Am Classic (though AC is not a top choice).
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why are they discontinuing Pink? surely it's one of the favorite color out there for cyclist
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Pink and gold are quite ace.
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I love the pink color but I don't think they sell well. I'm tempted to use that one in my build, even though a couple of my buddies will give me crap. My bike will be pretty much all black so I wanted a splash of color on the hubs. Pink, gold, and turquoise, are my three choices.
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I can't imagine they're getting rid of pink. That's so sad.
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I can't imagine they're getting rid of pink. That's so sad.
Probably so that they can re-release it in limited numbers, and jack up the price.
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Maybe one of them is turquoise? They came out with a limited edition spurcycle bell a few days ago. Only 300 were made and CK colored the hammer. It was $79 and would match my bike but I already had a black and silver. Was sooooo tempted.

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Damn, I didn't realize King's were built up for road use .... I'm just use to them for mtb.

They are some serious $$$$ but most say they live up to the cost. I almost we King with a hand build set of 29er mtb carbon rims. I decided to take the weight penalty and went with Onyx (ceramic bearings and ZERO drag (not a pawl system). Love em. I figured DT 240 would be the bomb for road, not King's. The colors are cool as heck tho. Any of you run Hadley or I9 on road bikes?
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Originally Posted by ARPRINCE View Post
Maybe one of them is turquoise? They came out with a limited edition spurcycle bell a few days ago. Only 300 were made and CK colored the hammer. It was $79 and would match my bike but I already had a black and silver. Was sooooo tempted.

Sigh... now I need that bell for my Yeti...
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I don't think Hadley makes road hubs but I used them on my Ventana mtn bike many years go and liked them a lot. I'm not a fan of I9...the bearings or the sound. I use Chris King on the MTB. That is all I have used for over 10 years. I love the sound of the Chris Kings.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Probably so that they can re-release it in limited numbers, and jack up the price.
I might be ok with this, my wheels will be worth more!
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According to an email I received a couple of weeks ago, they're discontinuing gold, pewter, and <wait for it> pink.
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According to an email I received a couple of weeks ago, they're discontinuing gold, pewter, and <wait for it> pink.
Thank you Captain Obvious.
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You could buy them in plain silver and then get them anodised whatever colour you want.
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You could buy them in plain silver and then get them anodised whatever colour you want.
Do you realize how much that would cost? The hubs would need to be disassembled and then refinished after anodizing.
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Do you realize how much that would cost? The hubs would need to be disassembled and then refinished after anodizing.
I thought if you are buying Chris King hubs you must like spending money anyway
Actually the anodising isn't very expensive so the cost would depend a lot on who pulled the hubs apart.
I don't know if they have any steel parts pressed in semi permanently. If so it could get a bit tricky.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Do you realize how much that would cost? The hubs would need to be disassembled and then refinished after anodizing.
Erm, anodizing is a finishing process. What might need done is to resize any features that were machined after the hubs were initially anodized. Anodizing adds a bit of material to the surface of the part so tightly toleranced fits, like bearing press fits, are typically done after anodizing, machining through the finish.

Granted, stripping the old anodizing then reanodizing will change the dimensions of the hub enough that it really won't matter. Your fits won't be right no matter what you do.
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Erm, anodizing is a finishing process. What might need done is to resize any features that were machined after the hubs were initially anodized. Anodizing adds a bit of material to the surface of the part so tightly toleranced fits, like bearing press fits, are typically done after anodizing, machining through the finish.

Granted, stripping the old anodizing then reanodizing will change the dimensions of the hub enough that it really won't matter. Your fits won't be right no matter what you do.
Anodising does not add material. Any effect on dimensions would be small enough to not matter on a bike hub.
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Anodising does not add material. Any effect on dimensions would be small enough to not matter on a bike hub.
So does anodizing change part dimensions or not? If so, by how much? How much interference is a typical bearing press fit?
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Erm, anodizing is a finishing process.
Yes, but you don't just anodize and shoot it out the door. Even chemical finishing like anodizing or chroming requires polishing, which is time-consuming and expensive.
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Anodising is not a material put on top like chrome but a chemical process which impregnates/effects the outer layer of the aluminium down to a certain depth.
I would think that a hub has a good enough finish to anodise without extra polishing and get a good result, but even if it did it wouldn't take long at all with a polishing mop.
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Are CK hubs prevalent in the road bike world? MTB world hubs are pretty big deal. I'm new to road bikes but It doesn't seem that HUB debates are a fire as much as in the MTB world.
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