White rims…?

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  • loddrik
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    I appear to have just bought some white wheels for my bike, something I said I’d never do. What’s the consensus on white rims?

    Anyone have any pics if bikes with ’em on?

    druidh
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    I like ’em


    IMAG0010 by druidh_dubh, on Flickr

    In fact – the ones in this photo are now for sale (on account of them being 26″ and therefore now totally useless)

    Slogo
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    They roll as well as black. More expensive mind you.

    labsey
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    Like ’em, don’t have any though.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Yes.

    But they do get scruffy quite quick.


    2011_0902cyb0042 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

    Conan257
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    Wish I’d payed the extra Β£10 to get my flows in white πŸ™

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    druidh

    You do realise you have failed / broken the rules with your Ragley?

    Tut-tut. πŸ™„

    chojin
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    I quite like white rims πŸ™‚

    d45yth
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    They’re not for weight weenies…I think a white Stan’s rim is 20g heavier than a regular anodised one.

    jono84
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    To heavy for me there at least 10grms heavier painted white than anodised ……

    yossarian
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    My singular swift THAT IS FOR SALE has white rims.

    They look great IMO, and they probably a bit faster too.

    Stevelol
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    I love mine, look especially badass with a black frame.

    tk46hal
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    Can you get the white Crests with Pro 2 hubs in a 26″?

    druidh
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    I actually have a bit a dilemma with mine. I have 2 sets of wheels with hope hubs. The white Syncros DS23s and a set with ZTR355s. One set needs to be dismantled so I can use the hubs for some new wheels. Which should I split? The wheels that aren’t split will be going on a SC Blur XC carbon, so I’m tending to favour the lightweight ZTRs for that. The DS23s do look nice though.

    Skyliner
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    At least 10mph faster with white πŸ˜€

    ask1974
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    Some lovely bikes there but I can’t help thinking that white rims are, well, a bit boy racer… Past an old Ford Capri today finished in blue with white wheels – it looked just like Druid’s ragley. Not that I don’t like the Capri, but it was a generation thing 😳

    mbarnes
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    Nothing wrong with blue and white, mine before the frame swap

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    I’m not keen. I’d go for black rims next time.


    Carbon 456 down by the Tyne by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

    Premier Icon NorthCountryBoy
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    Its a yes for me….. πŸ™‚

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    ask1974 – Member
    Some lovely bikes there but I can’t help thinking that white rims are, well, a bit boy racer… Past an old Ford Capri today finished in blue with white wheels – it looked just like Druid’s ragley. Not that I don’t like the Capri, but it was a generation thing

    mbarnes – Member
    Nothing wrong with blue and white, mine before the frame swap

    I didn’t say there was anything wrong with white rims on a blue frame. I’m just saying that druidh has broken “the rules”. Call yourselves a bunch of Bike-Tarts? πŸ˜‰

    loddrik
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    They’re going on my blue Tracer, which should look ok. However I may be swapping Tracer for an Ellsworth Epiphany, on which they’ll look utterly utterly shite!! (And probably be visiting the classifieds…)

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Just had these Flows laced onto a pair of Superleggera hubs. White flows were cheaper than black ones from Cycle-Fast.co.uk

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    tk46hal – Member
    Can you get the white Crests with Pro 2 hubs in a 26″?

    If you get a custom build possibly. Try Cycle-fast.co.uk

    If it ain’t listed give Dave a ring. He builds any combination you care to think of, so if you can buy white Crests, he’ll build them for you.

    loddrik
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    Here it is. I appreciate that it may look ok but I think black rims are the way forward for me.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Can look nice, can look cheap and nasty.

    But what were you going to do if everyone said they were awful, pull out of the sale?

    πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    A demo bike I used had them, took for ever to clean up nicely. Never again.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    …took for ever to clean up nicely. Never again.

    My thoughts exactly, even though I have some white Crest rims!

    Wish Mavic, etc, still made silver rims.

    All wrong, akin to white stilletos.

    jonnyvegas
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    Spank spike 35 x Atom lab pimplite hubs


    I nine hubs on Nukeproof Genarator hub(Sun MTX)

    Like the black ones as white rims make it look ‘Boy racer’ he he !

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    My rear Olympic rim is white – they were half price. Look tatty quick, heavier and noticing some corrosion (road salt maybe) that I’ve only seen on really old anodised rims before.

    Meh not a fan, some of them ^^^^^ look ok but I’m generally not a bike fashion tart.

    Aesthetic fans will be pleased to know the front wheel is not only black it’s a different make, style and spoke count 😯

    Premier Icon Metasequoia
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    I’m too old white rims-they are wrong…just no, not even close to being right…most of these are too small as well

    Premier Icon Mark_K
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    White Crests on my On One….works for me !!!!

    handyandy
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    Are you really asking for style advice from a forum of people who ride clownbikes?

    therag
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    Or
    http://pbckt.com/pf.R8hZO4

    This one is mine, the white wheeled one is on eBay. I was thinking of converting my old white rims to fit but think it looks better standard.

    Alex
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    Cotic Rocket 2012 by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    bit late to the party but i like ’em πŸ™‚

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