- Matching wheels…..does it really work ?
Depends on the colours really. The graphite 5 is acceptable. Even the supreme with the green wheels is quite nice in a strange way. The baby blue chameleon is frankly one of the ugliest bike builds I’ve ever seen, total overkill. The whitewall tyres are just the final peanut on the turd.Posted 9 years agochakapingSubscriber
Would any graphic design types on here like to speculate whether the rims on the Orange 5 and ST4 posted in this thread have been photoshopped to match?
They just look too flat to be real, to my eyes.
Anyway, the answer would still be a no from me. And that Chameleon isn’t quite right either. Seatpost and stem don’t match. Would be better with black stem and black brakes IMO.Posted 9 years agoDusty LilacMember
This is quite an interesting one as I can’t see any logic in my reasoning, but here are my thoughts:
1. Black rims are acceptable on any frame colour, the safe choice
2. White rims are cool on any frame colour apart from black IMO
3. Silver rims look like they come from the 70’s and are unacceptable
4. Grey rims can look subtle and moody on any frame colour
5. Coloured rims look a bit wierd if they match the frame, a bit like a car with body coloured wheels, BUT a bit of contrast is cool. Anybody got a baby blue frame with orange rims? An orange frame with green rims?
I think that we are all very lucky living in the disc brake era, we can have any colour rims we want and not wear through the finish with ‘orrible rim brakes. I was gutted the first time I took my ‘hard surfaced’ MA40s out in the rain in 1987, they always looked cr@p after that.Posted 9 years ago
I think that we are all very lucky living in the disc brake era, we can have any colour rims we want and not wear through the finish with ‘orrible rim brakes. I was gutted the first time I took my ‘hard surfaced’ MA40s out in the rain in 1987, they always looked cr@p after that.
I dunnu DL, I’ve spenta ages polishing the braking surface on my Arayas.
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