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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.

Doug
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...

http://www.japanorama.com/hinomaru.html

... talk about needing sleeeeeeeezzzzzzzz...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
perfect!weiwentg
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!