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What are these 42mm rims on the Bowery '84?

Old 10-23-08, 07:05 PM
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What are these 42mm rims on the Bowery '84?

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https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...le/2344/32157/
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Old 10-23-08, 07:10 PM
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Don't know about the rims, but the ways the bikes in the bowery series are setup are really sad. Check out the pathetic bar/lever setup on the "74.
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those don't look like sugino messenger's in the picture. probably because they are 75's.
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The Felt TK2 2009 also has deep rims like that. Maybe Alex (aka A-Class) is coming out with something new for the OEM market.
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they are the same rims on the giant tri bikes. oem stuff...
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Giant SL37 Aero 700c - Deep dish 42mm rims
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
Giant SL37 Aero 700c - Deep dish 42mm rims

Hmm, just wondering if I could get them separately....
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Old 10-23-08, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
Hmm, just wondering if I could get them separately....
H plus sons? The only other AL 42mm rims are campy shamals/gipiemme techno 416's, of which are obviously aren't on that bike.
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Giant is one of the industry's largest OEM manufacturers.... I seem to remember reading that somewhere.
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I work at a Giant dealer , the only wheelset available as of now from the bowery are the ones on the regular bowery. I would believe that they will be coming out with the 42mm as a replacement OEM wheel sometine eary next year. I have an 09 bowery and besides its compact frame geometry its a good bike. but mine isn't very stock either...
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
The Felt TK2 2009 also has deep rims like that. Maybe Alex (aka A-Class) is coming out with something new for the OEM market.
Alex/A-Class had them on display at Interbike, so there's a good chance the might be offering them soon.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
H plus sons? The only other AL 42mm rims are campy shamals/gipiemme techno 416's, of which are obviously aren't on that bike.
hplusson's have a welded joint and these dont seem to have that in the pic.
must be some Giant crap.
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Has anyone seen any of these new Bowery bikes in person yet?...The spec list says they've got Sugino Messenger cranks but the photos show Sugino 75's with Zen chainrings...It'll be interesting to see what the actual bikes come with...
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They come with the messengers.
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damn, bike looks kinda nice aside from the stem/bars and super duper compact geo. i ride a compact geo bike but this just looks too extreme for me.
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Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
hplusson's have a welded joint and these dont seem to have that in the pic.
must be some Giant crap.
These don't appear to have valve stems either =/
Who is the H behind H+Son?
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love those bars.
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Originally Posted by lyledriver View Post
These don't appear to have valve stems either =/
Who is the H behind H+Son?
It's been photoshopped out or they are running a short valve in the rim so it doesn't show up in the picture and make it look crappier.
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umm.. that was kind of the point I was making to deathhare.
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h son rims are really good, the weld is almost impossible to see and theyre ridic strong. theyre $$ tho
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i feel like i'm the only one who thinks that 42mm is a bit much.
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I would have a hard time believing that Giant [a huge bike corporation selling a budget fixed gear] would use H sons [a boutique brand of track deep rims]
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It's not H+son. Don't worry.
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Originally Posted by zzoundss View Post
I would have a hard time believing that Giant [a huge bike corporation selling a budget fixed gear] would use H sons [a boutique brand of track deep rims]
Would any of you really be surprised if the Kunshan Giant Light Metal Technology Co. were the people with the tools to extrude the H+Son rims?
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Originally Posted by lyledriver View Post
Would any of you really be surprised if the Kunshan Giant Light Metal Technology Co. were the people with the tools to extrude the H+Son rims?

No, but these are not them. I have seen them in person, they are unmachined, yet have a raised braking surface like the weinmanns do.
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