Re: [CR]Was: Mavic GL330 Rim, now Rim Beauty vs. Ugliness


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Mavic GL330 Rim, now Rim Beauty vs. Ugliness
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 12:29:37 -0500


Well ,

I thought about possible exceptions being gold-anodized rims on beautifully basic black Raleigh Competition bicycles , owned by guys named Sheldon . . .

Or , red-anodized rims , on screaming RED Richard Sachs bicycles ( especially if owned by guys named Tom ) . . .

But then , the Gios guys would want to put those blue-anodized rims onto those Gios bicycles painted with their special radio-active Cobalt-60-Blue paint ( of course that paint looks like it glows - it's the gamma rays !! ) . . .

And I'd probably start looking for Legnano-chartreuse-green anodized rims , for my 1972 Frejus-Legnano Professional Record Super Corsa . . .

And where would it all end ?

And , I always thought it was good "truth in advertising" when some anodized rims already had the anodizing polished off of their braking surfaces ! That way , you know what they'll end up looking like , right from the start !

And actually , since ceramic coatings do have some tendency to be kinda white-ish , that wouldn't look too bad on a "silver" anodized rim . . .

Classic Content , I wish Baron's "silver" ceramic-coated rims , from Mavic , were not rare . Wish they were readily available !

Raoul Delmare
                  ( " Snidely Whiplash " )
                  Marysville Kansas


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
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Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Mavic GL330 Rim, now Rim Beauty vs. Ugliness



> Raoul Delmare wrote:
>
> > Yeah !!
> > Rims should be the color of what they are !!
> > Wood should look like wood .
> > Aluminum should be aluminum colored ( why do we call it "silver color"
> > instead of "aluminum color" ? ) .
> > Rims ought to be silvery-aluminum !!
> > Tires ought to be black !!
> > Just as God intended !!
>
> And steel should be steel color !! Ooops. Paint on a frame is pretty...
>
> Thought you were on a roll there Raoul!
>
> But what about a late '70s Bianchi Superleggera with the Mavic OR 10
> gold anodized rims they came with. They look pretty nice with the
> Celeste paint and the gold drop-shadow Bianchi decals don't they?
>
> Chuck "trying for funny ironic without the snideity" Schmidt

> South Pasadena, CA

>

> .