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 Post subject: Archetype Colour Choices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Does anyone have any photos of built wheels in the Grey or Silver options? I can only find photos of black rims built up online.

I am particularly interested in how they look with tyres and also once the brake tracks are worn.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Until more thorough responses are gathered, this can help with a bit of imagination:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Not the best pic. But here's a snap of the front wheel on my commuter.

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Rim have had about 6 months of use. The brake track just looks like any other rim when it's worn.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:28 am 
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There is no wear on these, in fact they were never ridden, but here are the hard anodized wheels with tires mounted.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:45 am 
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I bought Swiss Stop green pads and found that in the dry the ano on my black Archetypes remained virtually pristine for hundreds of miles. Then I rode them in the rain and most of the ano came off in about 10 minutes - no exaggeration.

I think if I were buying again I'd probably go grey, although I've not yet seen them in the flesh. They look like they'd age a bit more gracefully, and hopefully also show the dirt less than black.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:16 pm 
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The grey rim as a hint of green to it, like old school hard anodising.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Thanks guys. The Grey looks smart & unusual

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Here's another grey. Not the best picture. They have ~1700 miles on them. The front has some spots of wear after riding in the rain/grit once or twice.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Another crappy image, but they are a greenish grey, especially up against the grey of the bike


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