Petacchi's new wheels

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by Trek/VW

New wheels for Petacchi. Ksyrium hubs and spoked, but a new rim:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos.php?id=photos/2004/aug04/krefeld/petacchi3

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spytech
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by spytech

same ksyrium sl rim, blow up the image and you will see.

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by Mile Ditch

I think they might definitely be the dark anodised ones. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by Ivan

Braking surface looks black to me, not the same as the "old" ksyrium sl IMHO:
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by asphaltdude

Ooo come on please..... it's just the light conditions (a night criterium)!

En then, even if Mavic would have made some special wheels for him, would he use them in a stupid criterium?
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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asphaltdude wrote:Ooo come on please..... it's just the light conditions (a night criterium)!


Could be of course but just compare the color of the spokes with the color of the rim:
normal ksyriums: spokes and rim have the same color
this one: to me its clear that the rim is darker then the spokes

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by Mile Ditch

:lol: This is brilliant.

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Brilliant like the Guiness ads: "Brilliant"- e.g. the six pack? and beer in a bottle?

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by Mile Ditch

Brilliant like the shine on a non-existant rim, dark anodised version :lol:

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Ivan wrote:Could be of course but just compare the color of the spokes with the color of the rim:
normal ksyriums: spokes and rim have the same color
this one: to me its clear that the rim is darker then the spokes


Bejeezus!

Just because two things are the same colour, doesn't mean they reflect light the same under all conditions. The spokes are painted silver, and the rim is anodised/polished, of course it behaves differently under different lighting.

Doesn't explain those Giants though!

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by Joel

The rims are made by Shimano. They use the same anodising technique as for the special dark-anodised DA crancks. :twinkle:

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by Dr.Dos

These are the new Lightweights made by ADA.

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by NS

Are they the "eclipse" wheels mentioned on a thread some time ago :?:

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Could not resist: the Shimano crank dead thread: anyone who knows anything about alum finishes and has looked at the crank in controlled lighting situations knows (not guesses) that there are two different anodized finishes on the cranks- one is clear and one is grey. It is not about light reflection or any other nonsense, there are, I repeat, two finishes-[/code]

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one question about the shimano cranks, what would it cost to anodised them? does anyone know where that could be done?

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