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White spokes & nipples?

Old 06-01-04, 08:06 PM
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White spokes & nipples?

Anyone know of a company who makes white spokes & nipples (double butted or bladed preferably)?

I'm planning on building a wheelset with some white Velocity Deep V's and thought it might look slick to have matching spokes...
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Not sure about spokes, but ride around in cold enough weather, and you'll find yourself with white nipples.

I 've never seen any commercially available, but if you're really set on it, you could paint 'em easily enough after the wheel is built. Might be kinda dodgy-looking if you don't do a careful job, though.
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Most pigments used to make white are Titanium dioxide, so that's why you don't see any white annodised parts. You could powdercoat your spokes, but that'd be dumb - almost as dumb as black spokes.

I haven't used or paid much attention to the Velocity Deep V's - mostly because they were soft, weren't terribly round, didn't have a machined brake track, and weren't welded - but this may have changed recently. If you're after a swanky set of track wheels or whatever, go for the all silver look. It's Kinda like white, but low maitenance
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