tobyt wrote:Close to finished!!!!!
I took it for a ride yesterday and F********CK it is scary riding fixed with NO brakes. (i opted out of machined walls as i thought it would be easy enough to learn to stop without)
Has anyone ridden fixed with no brakes, how long did it take them to build up courage to ride on the road!!??
Would brakes work on a non machined wall??? even slightly?
Jeebus ... tough call. I guess you've already ridden the wheels so it's next to impossible to exchange them for the original ones posted above. If the faux-wood is a laminate I think it will end up looking like shi-ite (and that's not a religion) if used with brakes and I doubt the braking performance will be any good either. Yet riding around Sydney (especially the inner city and Eastern suburbs) without brakes is a heavy gamble .... it's not a matter of if but when you go down. Been there, done that ... not worth it.
Still looks like you'll need longer reach brakes than the Modolo's. Pimp the wheels and brakes before they're marked and divert the coin to rims and brakes that will work without issue. It might sound a little harsh to hear but I doubt any of us care about cool if we end up underneath a bus.
Otherwise It looks great. I think it'll look even better with a little silver on the wheels.