[...]Does CarbonSports even offer a service to change the white logos to black? If it is not worth it, I will just ride the wheels as is, but I do really like the stealth look as my bike is all black.
Edit: Just heard back from my brother, who spoke to the 2nd owner, and here is some update. The wheels are indeed Gen III/3, not Gen II/2 like he had told me. The owner had made a mistake in the description as he had two different Lightweight Standard Tubular wheelsets for sale (one gen II, the other were gen III). My brother also confirmed that the spokes are full carbon and that the area near the hub has not been painted in any way. I also mentioned what CarbonSports had said about the hub area to the owner and he said nothing has been painted.
1) we don't offer a service like that, as it is almost impossible to completely match the old white logo when printing black ones over them. Best solution - if you really want to have the logos black - is to go to an airbrusher and let him do the work!
2) Gen.II: hybrid spokes (aramide + carbon) <=> Gen.III: full carbon spokes, black
I had Gen II's and had them painted, including the spokes. Unfortunately they got stolen. Maybe Vuong picked up my set.
That's one reason why we urgently recommend to register the wheels! If they got stolen one day you simply have to inform us and we can mark the wheels as stolen in our database. Once they show up e.g. in our service department, we get an alarm. Or, if a third owner is unsure where the wheels come from, he can give us the numbers (if necessary we can provide a RFID device, so he can read the codes) and we can check if the wheels are "clean".
How difficult is it to remove the logos? My local shop has some Gen III they want to shift but they have "TestRider" on them.
2) the [...] logos [...] are printed. Removal of white logos [...] is not easy and you always will have a "shadow" of the white logos that remains on the rim...
Andreas Schiwy, CarbonSports GmbHhttp://www.lightweight.info