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 Post subject: Rim crisis!! lol
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Ok so for my STS I can't decide what rims to use.
At the mo I'm torn between Silver Mavic 317's or RED 517's
Black, silver and red is the running theme. (Imagine a DHO fork on the front, it's not shown below)

Needs to be something that would look ok with discs or V's.
The brake crisis is yet to come! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:34 pm 
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Was going to say silver then saw the pics.
RED!

Black nipples black spokes silver hubs.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:00 am 
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Also, the 317s are disc-specific rims. So if you're planning on using cantis or vees, you only have the 517s to choose from.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:47 am 
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You only have one choice, disc rims would look and work terrible with V-brakes.


But silver spokes and nipples for me, not them tacky black things.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:40 am 
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Oops, rookie error. Ok, silver 517's are available. Scrap the disc only 317.
I was just thinking red rims with a red fork might be a bit much?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:23 am 
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Hadn't noticed the mention of the fork, I would either go Silver fork or use the Silver rims, if you dare, some red nipple detailing


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:38 am 
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Silver fork isn't an option so it'll have to be silver rims.

Anyone know what years the 517 was around? The more I think, the more I think they're a bit new for a 1998 build. :/


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:07 pm 
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The 317's above are i think from around 2003?

But now you will have a silver rim on silver rear end?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:51 pm 
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A valid argument I guess, but then a polished frame with silver wheels looks ok as long as there are other colourful bits about. My coyote is a good example with a blue stem, seat and crank.
I like the red nipple idea. Thought of that aswell.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:50 pm 
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I would go for red rims. 8)

... and you know what it is like whenever you have a choice? Whichever one you go for, you wished you had chosen the other!! :lol:


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