Coloured wheels

BUICK
BUICK Posts: 362
edited May 2008 in Road general
I was just outside work yesterday morning when a guy rode past on a beautiful fixed gear bike, with quite bright yellow rims on the wheels. It looked really striking, and it's made me wonder... I've never come across coloured wheels when browsing the usual websites I've haunted for bits and pieces of equipment - so are they likely to be custom made rather than off the peg?
'07 Langster (dropped one tooth from standard gearing)
'07 Tricross Sport with rack and guards
STUNNING custom 953 Bob Jackson *sigh*

Comments

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,112
    They are probably Velocity Deep Vs which you can get in an array of colours;

    http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=550
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    53-12 are UK dealers for Velocity Rims:
    http://www.53-12.com/bike/bike_index.htm
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • BUICK
    BUICK Posts: 362
    Thanks for the links. Does anyone here have experience with these wheels?
    '07 Langster (dropped one tooth from standard gearing)
    '07 Tricross Sport with rack and guards
    STUNNING custom 953 Bob Jackson *sigh*
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    I built up a set of Velocity wheels. They are doing a fine job of rolling down the road.
    No problems. Used Dura-Ace hubs. The rear rim was an off center type. Used 32 double
    butted spokes front and back 3X. I ride them pretty much daily. I'm to lazy to switch wheels around much. And they do come in pretty colors.

    Dennis Noward
  • BUICK
    BUICK Posts: 362
    Thanks Dennis. It's always good to hear an opinion based on experience when considering spending MORE money!
    '07 Langster (dropped one tooth from standard gearing)
    '07 Tricross Sport with rack and guards
    STUNNING custom 953 Bob Jackson *sigh*
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    BUICK wrote:
    Thanks Dennis. It's always good to hear an opinion based on experience when considering spending MORE money!

    I didn't think that they were any more expensive rims than the next guys(i.e. Mavic, etc.).
    I wouldn't say that they are the lightest things out there but for daily riding on less than perfect roads and a slightly(well maybe more than slightly) overweight rider they are giving me good service.

    Dennis Noward
  • SamWise72
    SamWise72 Posts: 453
    I'm hoping soon to offer Deep V's online. I don't think anyone in the UK does yet.
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