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Am I a slave to style?(10 posts)

Am I a slave to style?MXL02
Sep 24, 2002 11:47 AM
I have been shopping around for a new light wheelset and have been looking not only at the standards: Campy's, Ksyriums SSL's, and Zipps, but also at the new American Classics 420's which seem very light and very inexpensive, but something just kept me from buying them, and I finally figured it out: they are just butt ugly, IMHO. I can't help it, even if they are really great wheels, they just look like crap.
re: Am I a slave to style?No_sprint
Sep 24, 2002 11:50 AM
Hmmmm.... Plain black semi aero rim is butt ugly? Of course the stickers are ugly, but aren't they all? All my stickers are immediately removed. Matter of fact, I think they're the sleekest looking wheelset in my stable. do you remove the decals?MXL02
Sep 24, 2002 11:53 AM
The decals are what I am referring do you do it? do you remove the decals?No_sprint
Sep 24, 2002 12:01 PM
They're not decals, they're just plain old stickers just like the ones on Kyseriums, Nucleons, Spinergy, etc. Just yank them right off. I've yanked them from all my wheelsets. I left a couple small and cool ones on my Nucs.
Thanks...I am ordering my new 420's today.MXL02
Sep 24, 2002 12:03 PM
Thanks...I am ordering my new 420's today.No_sprint
Sep 24, 2002 12:10 PM
It's really a great bang for your buck purchase. I like mine. They are lighter than my Nucs. Much lighter than most Kyseriums except for this year's SSC SL. They're my crit racers, mainly. Financially, I wouldn't want to kill the likes of a Lew or a Hyperon or a 303 in a nasty crit.
""Plain black semi aero rim is butt ugly?""Spirito
Sep 24, 2002 12:16 PM
my hearts agrees ..... but then again my 2 wheeled vanity is extreme.

we all love riding and its only natural that some of us will choose beautiful bits for our bici. i dont see it as being a compromise.

a wheel is the heart and soul of a bicycle.

""Plain black semi aero rim is butt ugly?""aliensporebomb
Sep 24, 2002 3:05 PM
Whoa - that's an extremely artistic picture. You ask,
is it a bike wheel? Or a ferris wheel? I like it!

I'd buy a coffee table book of that stuff. Excellent.
yes nmPdxMark
Sep 24, 2002 12:52 PM
very hard to tell if theyre spinning. nm.Steve_0
Sep 25, 2002 3:13 AM