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

Old 05-07-20, 03:12 PM
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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
Why not have the frame anodized red and blue and really do it up
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
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.
I had a white Fizik saddle with red strip down the middle on a past build.
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Old 05-08-20, 09:29 PM
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Right now there are Chris King campy hubs going cheap, I nearly picked up a set for 400 front and rear but they couldn't be made thru-axle which is a requirement for me. You could get red and blue that way. Harder will be the spokes, Soma offers colored spokes but they're only available in straight gauge and you can pick them up here https://www.bmxguru.com/collections/...tainless-steel for a decent price cut to length. I've ordered colored spokes from him several times. My son's road bike has red spokes and nipples and he loves it.
Best spoke nipples IMHO if you want colored are wheel fanatyk, don't know of colored nipples that are brass, just aluminum and these don't strip out though you'll have to buy another spoke wrench. I just finished a set of wheels with them today; blue hubs and green nipples with black spokes and rims. Although what you're doing isn't to my taste I can see how it will be cool to look at, as I pass you.
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Old 05-12-20, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
well if you spend 400 for hubs alone, i would hope you would pass me by. but i appreciate the advice and the links. thank you.

I did check with my local community build place and the only time i can get there they have reserved for minor repairs. i guess right now wheel building is out.
Bike price has nothing to do with speed.
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ill just go ride.

im happy with my 72 targa

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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
ah but every manufacturer out there who makes products for profit would disagree

let me say this. im not here to race anyone, you can pass me or get passed by me. im the guy smoking the good **** as i roll.
Ive been a mtb person for a while. I havent had a road bike since highschool (pre OJ) and im blinging my bike so it makes ME want to ride it.

I did say "all snark is good snark"

I could shout 'Fake News'

but ill just go ride.

im happy with my 72 targa
Above the fray as long as everyone knows it, right?
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
im the guy smoking the good **** as i roll.

Ive been a mtb person for a while.
Math checks out.
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Originally Posted by Ti Guy From HI View Post
well if you spend 400 for hubs alone, i would hope you would pass me by. but i appreciate the advice and the links. thank you.

I did check with my local community build place and the only time i can get there they have reserved for minor repairs. i guess right now wheel building is out.
No certainty I'll be passing, I might spend the cash but that's cause I like how smooth and fast they roll, the color options, the fact they're as fast 20 years later as they were when new and kind of like you, decking out the bike to be unique in my own fashion.

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hey ill jump in if the water is right but im not gonna compare my bike to a bike with a set of $400 hubs. probably spend more on those wheels than what i spent on both of my bikes together for all eternity, i well if you get the colored ti spokes then definately.
i dont see the need to get out the measuring sticks.... oh yeah, yall l are road bikers, lol.. my bad. lol roadies...

we are all in it together my friend. i just chose not to ride on roads with no shoulder
Actually only have 2 sets on my bikes, the other is my MTB which at this point I spend more time on, and if it weren't for the kids I wouldn't mind smokin one while I roll but they're not even old enough to discover the stuff on their own. I'm not into a lot, but I really like my bikes and I just like having the most me bike possible and part of that is cool hubs. Partly I'm a roadie and mostly a bike geek.
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The red and blue theme idea would work better if the frame was painted.
I know you like the brushed Ti finish but I just don't think it suits what you want to do.
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Snark is standard on the 41, but its mostly good natured - I just wanna say good on you for not taking the bait and focusing more on enjoying your ride rather than the gadgetry.

Ride safe and hope your blinged out bike brings you a lot of joy.
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