|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.|
|Awesome...how do you remove the decals?||MXL02|
Sep 24, 2002 11:53 AM
|The decals are what I am referring to...how do you do it?|
|Awesome...how 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.
Sep 24, 2002 12:52 PM
|very hard to tell if theyre spinning. nm.||Steve_0|
Sep 25, 2002 3:13 AM