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Need wheel build color opinions(2 posts)

Need wheel build color opinionsochsen
Oct 8, 2003 1:52 PM
O.K., first of all I'm sure there are more important things in the world to discuss other than the color of my wheels, but here it goes anyway.

I'm building up a set of wheels using Velocity Deep V rims 32 holes front and back. The Deep V's are about 30 mm tall and are black/dark gray w/ a silver braking surface. The spokes I'll be using are silver and the skewers are black.

Would it look weird having black hubs w/ this setup? I can only recall seeing silver hubs w/ silver spokes. Is it like matching your belt to your shoes? FWIW, the hubs will be Chris King.

The bike is a red/white '02 Jamis Eclipse, all steel frame. It has matching red carbon fork.

For reference, here's what it looks like now:
http://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/02_eclipse.html
If you are into color coordination get OPs in colorbimini
Oct 8, 2003 3:58 PM
Open Pros come in a wide range of colors. I have a red & silver bike and have a pair of red OPs with red Vred TriComps tires. I use these for my training / group ride wheels. I think they look nice (got a great deal on them on ebay).

I know you can get red alum nipples (I prefer nickel plate). I know I have seen red spokes somewhere, but can't remember where. If you want to go all out you can get some Mavic hubs, I have seen those in red.

With just the red tires and rims, a couple of the guys have starred calling me or my bike RED.