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Anyone paint graphics on a disc wheel?(11 posts)

Anyone paint graphics on a disc wheel?DougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 12:53 PM
Particular a Zipp -- anyone paint one? Could be interesting. Any concerns about harm to the wheel? Thanks.

Do you have any idea how much weight that would add?TJeanloz
Jul 17, 2002 2:11 PM
Sheesh. What's gotten into you?
it's the lack of sleep nmDougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 2:28 PM
Do you have any idea how much weight that would add?Birddog
Jul 17, 2002 7:47 PM
Use an airbrush, it won't weigh so much!
If you're using the disc for flat TT's, who cares?lonefrontranger
Jul 19, 2002 7:14 AM
A heavier disc has more momentum and acts like a flywheel to keep you on good constant tempo. We're not talking a lot of weight either for an airbrush design (I've seen several good ones).

The best TT bike I ever rode was a pig of a 25-lb steel 6-speed Basso lopro with a horrendously heavy foam-core disc. That bike was measurably faster on flat courses - 2.6 mph faster than my 19-lb road bike to be precise (both equipped with aero bars, measured over the same 10-mile TT course). I rode a 59:38 40K my second season as a cat IV woman on that lopro. Pretty darn fast for a tank! As long as you're talking a flat out-and-back TT course, position and aerodynamics count for FAR more than weight.
I took it as a little facetious nmDougSloan
Jul 19, 2002 10:27 AM
re: have seen a few...Akirasho
Jul 17, 2002 7:54 PM
... but never done it myself...

I'd like a pattern that would cause nausea and disorientation to another rider as I passed 'em, or (GASP) as they passed me (maybe one of them "Twilight Zone" spirals... or a checkerboard pattern that would spell out a subliminal message (Y R U So Slow) above 24 mph (ala Hokey Spokes)). Hmmmmm, sell ad space for Viagra???

I've thought of using an acrylic with a lacquer clear coat... I doubt that this would effect the underlying strata or aero properties... and I could live with the extreme added weight.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
I would like to ...weiwentg
Jul 17, 2002 11:22 PM
I ride a TCR 0. so (and this will probably offend some people) a friend suggested that if I ever get a white disc wheel, I paint it like the Japanese flag (ie, red in the center).
.. the current national flag, old Imperial flags or...Akirasho
Jul 18, 2002 12:15 AM
the wartime battle flag (I don't take offense to your use of the TRC)???

... what about a biohazard logo... or a nuke waste logo... or something risque (again, taking advantage of the strobing effect)... isn't our visual accuity set at around 65 Hz???

A giant "Pac Man" (anyone here old enuff to remember him) munching away at your rear stays... dogs singing... birds barking...

... talk about needing sleeeeeeeezzzzzzzz...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Jul 19, 2002 2:38 AM
now, if I come up against any WWII Pacific Theater veterans, I just have to ride very, very fast...
Do the spinergy rev-x trickDuane Gran
Jul 22, 2002 4:21 PM
Although Spinergy no longer makes the Rev-X wheels, they did a cool decal job to create an optical illusion on the wheels. If you space out some colored squares just right it would look very cool. I would grab a Rev-X and copy their pattern if you don't think of anything else to do.

Neat idea!