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Looking to upgrade wheels, but I need 1 red rim and 1 blue rim

Old 05-06-20, 01:09 PM
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Looking to upgrade wheels, but I need 1 red rim and 1 blue rim

Hi all im new here.

in my mission to get back into biking, i am blinging up my titanium road bike.

I am in search of 1 red rim and 1 blue rim

dont laugh, its about all i know about what i want.

The current campy hubs are fine. Just wondering how much it might cost me and any recommendations?

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Old 05-06-20, 03:12 PM
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in hopes of learning more, please ask me questiosn so i will learn!

i ask for red and blue, i am serious. dont ignor me because i dont have any idea what mavic model i want or if i need skewers. thats why i am here.
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Do you need the full rim coloured, or just some decals? You could have a nice carbon set built from Light-Bicycle and have them custom decal to your requirements
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...and any recommendations?
Find some friends to talk you out of it?
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https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/rims.../blue_red.html

Prowheelbuilder.com has some Velocity rims in red and blue (limited selection).

Or you can go to velocityusa.com and I think they will custom anodize any of their rims as a special order.

edit: $30 for custom anodize: https://www.velocityusa.com/tech/colors/

For a rim brake roadie I'd look at the Quill and the A23 - both tubeless compatible.

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Find some friends to talk you out of it?
....but failing that, you could look in to some Velocity rims. Models like their Deep V were (are?) popular with the fixie kids, and they came in various colors.
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/rims.../blue_red.html

Prowheelbuilder.com has some Velocity rims in red and blue (limited selection).

Or you can go to velocityusa.com and I think they will custom anodize any of their rims as a special order.
Gah - ninja'd! Oh well, it was worth it to squeeze in some mild snark.
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Roadies are not going to ooh and ah over a bike with mismatched rim colors.
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
oooh thanks for the velocity link!
And put red nipples on the blue rim and blue nipples on the red rim.
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Go with velocity and for bonus points see if you can send in your crankset to anodize as well. Seriously, we send out aluminum parts for anodization to a third party all the time and I've kicked around sending some bike stuff.
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Roadies are not going to ooh and ah over a bike with mismatched rim colors.
well i like to stick out from the crowd of black or white carbon with hideous lycra
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well i like to stick out from the crowd of black or white carbon with hideous lycra
Hey, I’m Mr Let-your-freak-flag-fly, just do it for you. Don’t do it to impress others.
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This is a very unusual request. I'm not trying to be snarky here, just explain the lack of response. Most roadies don't really care what color their rims are as long as they aren't hideous, people are more interested in things like how many spoke holes, weight, depth because of aerodynamics, are the rims suitable to the type of riding they'll be put to.
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post


ok there is my bike. my mtb gets all the love so i wanna bling this up to make me want to ride it more.

lots of roadies around my area so i want something they can oooh and aaah at when i pass them

anyways, thanks for looking, i appreciate suggestions.

i can go used. ive never built a wheel before either, but i could learn if i have to
Maybe you can paint the seat post too. If you want to be passing other road cyclists, red is the fastest color.
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
Hi all im new here.

in my mission to get back into biking, i am blinging up my titanium road bike.

I am in search of 1 red rim and 1 blue rim

dont laugh, its about all i know about what i want.

The current campy hubs are fine. Just wondering how much it might cost me and any recommendations?

GThnks
You may want to post here
https://www.bikeforums.net/alt-bike-culture/

Some of the roadies here take themselves waaay too seriously. Some actually live by the "rules" https://www.velominati.com/
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People online love saying stuff is ugly or stupid. Then in real life it's the opposite. When I was shopping online for a bike I wanted a cervelo S2 cuz I liked the look of the frame. Everyone online seemed to hate how it looks. Well lo and behold, everyone in real life loved it.
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People online love saying stuff is ugly or stupid. Then in real life it's the opposite. When I was shopping online for a bike I wanted a cervelo S2 cuz I liked the look of the frame. Everyone online seemed to hate how it looks. Well lo and behold, everyone in real life loved it.
I love how it looks

Of course, in person there’s much more social pressure to be polite. Online, there’s considerable pressure to have the hottest of takes.
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd View Post
People online love saying stuff is ugly or stupid. Then in real life it's the opposite. When I was shopping online for a bike I wanted a cervelo S2 cuz I liked the look of the frame. Everyone online seemed to hate how it looks. Well lo and behold, everyone in real life loved it.
You're talking about an early aero frame. He's talking about a bike with color mis-matched... everything. Not quite apples to apples.
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I think you also need to consider a King Red or Blue headset, Salsa red or blue seatpost collar.

Mavic Heliums are red. They'd look good on there. You might find a set on Craigslist.

(I should add, that I have dreamed of one day building up a Moots with all Red bits - hubs, bolts, spacers, headset, collar.... Not sure I am a fan of one red and one blue, but to each their own.)
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I know!! so many things i can add bling to! My bike is grateful dead/kc Chiefs/LA Dodgers/red white and blue themed. im searching for a white saddle right now.

Wheels first then others. I dont want my bike in parts and I cant use it.

Mr. BaHumbug, thank you. Yes i need to be wierd for me and not by others opinions. you are correct.

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