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REALLY important stuff: Black or Silver rings?(16 posts)

REALLY important stuff: Black or Silver rings?ekdave
Dec 30, 2003 7:10 AM
So I need new rings. Have a black frame, mostly black wheels, black seat post, stem, etc. Have dura-ace cranks and regular "sorta dark silver" Dura-ace rings.

Im getting new TA rings (good $)

So do I get black or silver?

Do I stick with the all-black bike theme, or put in more silver to offset the "too much black" bike?

and yes, I know its a silly question. But really, if it were your bike, youd give it some thought too right?
... a bit o contrast... silver... (nm)Akirasho
Dec 30, 2003 7:19 AM
Be the bike.
black, but counter-sunk drilledKerry Irons
Dec 30, 2003 5:08 PM
My mother had an black Austro Daimler (Vent Noir) with black rings that were countersunk drilled on about 1/4" centers all the way around the rings. Sort of a "silver rivets on black" effect that was quite striking. Add in some gold pin striping, gold anodized rims, etc. and you get the picture.
silver - nmgf99
Dec 30, 2003 7:56 AM
Silver, but not before memorial day. nmfirstrax
Dec 30, 2003 8:16 AM
lol, any old skateboarders here?gtx
Dec 30, 2003 9:06 AM
Remember the argument that clear urethane wheels were "faster"? Did a google search and this popped up--which actually affirmed that argument. Kind of cool.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/skatedesignwheel.html
yep, still ride a bit nowadaysclimbo
Dec 30, 2003 1:21 PM
makes sense to me, coloured wheels always used to wear out too fast, now I have plain white all the time. Lots of design in these little things now with cores and dual durometers etc.
lol, any old skateboarders here?firstrax
Dec 30, 2003 2:35 PM
Yup. And my old halfpipe behind my mothers house still stands and I still ride it on my old Santa Cruz Time released insanity deck when I visit.
re: REALLY important stuff: Black or Silver rings?Sao
Dec 30, 2003 9:05 AM
Go with silver. I have a black bike and upgraded my rims (not because they weren't silver!) and it really "brightened" it up, made it look sleeker and less like a "Road Warrior" bike.

And if it makes me ride more because it catches my attention a little better, hey, that can't be a bad fringe benefit!

NOW....next year's big investment -- silver bottle cages!
But of course! I already did the silver cages - still not thereekdave
Dec 30, 2003 10:27 AM
still too much black.

wish they made silver carbon posts!
... silver carbon posts???Akirasho
Dec 30, 2003 11:50 AM
Never seen one in the flesh... and technically, everyone's calling it White Carbon but...

Be the bike.
ohhhhh baby!ekdave
Dec 30, 2003 12:10 PM
thats a good lookin post huh?
i like that. is it affordable? -- lol!! nm.Sao
Dec 30, 2003 1:35 PM
Dura Ace-Silver Record-Black Not a silly questionDave Hickey
Dec 30, 2003 9:14 AM
Nothing wrong with a little style. With Dura Ace, I'd go silver because the rest of the components are silver. If you were using 2004 Record, I'd go with black.
Good point.....but I have black Mavic Brakes. yikes!ekdave
Dec 30, 2003 10:30 AM
Im all messed up.

Heres the bike:
Black frame/fork/headset/stem/brakes/wheels/bar

Silver cranks/derails/shifters/cages

Luckily I found Grey Dura-ace housing to offset the "too much black" look.
I agree with Dave.KG 361
Dec 30, 2003 12:59 PM
Get the silever D/A. It will break things up a bit. If you had black cranks, then I'd go with black. Although, I may be a bit biased.....