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Postby nab 301 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:00 pm

I've been thinking of going black wheels for years now , so I did a quick paint job on the rear to get an idea , now I'm not so sure , any other suggestions before I do the same at the front end?

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Postby Blackal » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:38 pm

Black looks good, but can make the rear wheel/tyre look like one big, bulky lump.

Rim tape alleviates that "look".......... No, honestly - it does! :oops:

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Postby nab 301 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:53 pm

Blackal wrote:Black looks good, but can make the rear wheel/tyre look like one big, bulky lump.

Rim tape alleviates that "look".......... No, honestly - it does! :oops:

Al


That's what I was thinking , any suggestions for a rim tape virgin? :shock:
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Postby SP250 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:34 pm

PM me your address and I'll send you a set - that is as long as Al doesn't want them.
In yellow too.
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Postby GerryB » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:07 am

Black hides the dirt better .....


If you are like me ... er not too fussed about a sparkly clean bike .


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Postby Boxered » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:12 am

nab 301 wrote:
That's what I was thinking , any suggestions for a rim tape virgin? :shock:


Abstinence??

:wink:

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Postby slparry » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:52 pm

I actually like the black wheels :)
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Postby kfrogzx7 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:04 pm

Yes, I like the black too.
Silver is a bit of a neutral colour for a bike anyway I feel, so many 11rs are silver ... not that I'm contemplating buy one ... much.
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Postby nab 301 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:59 pm

SP250 wrote:PM me your address and I'll send you a set - that is as long as Al doesn't want them.
In yellow too.


Really , I'll do that now , thanks.

GerryB wrote:Black hides the dirt better .....
If you are like me ... er not too fussed about a sparkly clean bike .
:oops: :oops: :oops:

Compared to white wheels , definitely.
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nab 301 wrote:
That's what I was thinking , any suggestions for a rim tape virgin? :shock:

Abstinence??
:wink:

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Postby slparry » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:31 am

SP250 wrote:PM me your address and I'll send you a set - that is as long as Al doesn't want them.
In yellow too.


Disappointed John I was so looking forward to them being sent to Al :D
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Postby SP250 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:25 am

You'll get over it.

Couldn't get his address from anywhere without asking him and that would have given the game up.
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Postby Blackal » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:43 am

SP250 wrote:You'll get over it.

Couldn't get his address from anywhere without asking him and that would have given the game up.


Never mind rim-tape! Send whisky! [smilie=drinking.gif] :twisted:

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Postby GunK190 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:41 pm

I think the black looks pretty good goes well with the main colour

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Postby Humbug » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:55 am

Black all the way

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Postby slparry » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:21 pm

Blackal wrote:
SP250 wrote:You'll get over it.

Couldn't get his address from anywhere without asking him and that would have given the game up.


Never mind rim-tape! Send whisky! [smilie=drinking.gif] :twisted:

Al :D


Send whisky? To Scotland? Isn't that like sending coal to Newcastle ;) .... of course we could send some Welsh stuff :)
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