Colour Choice of Hubs

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Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:51 pm

hi.

i am currently having my wheelset custom built with alchemy hubs.

i want you choice in colour of hub to suit the celeste bianchi xr frameset.

i have a choice of silver, black, red (see link below):

http://fairwheelbikes.com/alchemy-elf-f ... -1191.html

the rims will be enve 6.7 (without or without decals) and cxspeed or cxray spokes...

your thoughts would be appreciated on the colour choice of hubs.

here is a photo of silver hubs on similar rims...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowhee ... /lightbox/

black on black....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ligerowhee ... /lightbox/


choice of spoke colour would be good to know as well..


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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby ausrandoman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Rigorous laboratory tests and numerous race results show that red hubs are faster, except in cross winds.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:40 pm

any one with some serious responses?

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:44 pm

Straight black CF rims?

Definitely the red hubs, SS spokes and red ano nipples for great contrasts.

Performance wise, colour has nothing to do with it but if the best hubs for your build are available in red then why not go with an aesthetic that looks good.
It's high flange (so called "bacon slicer") hubs that are dangerous at high angle crosswinds :wink:
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby munga » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:56 pm

black.

now you need one silver vote and you're no better off, and we've wasted a few thousand pixels.
just get the ones you like the most.
the trouble with choice is you get choosers remorse. as soon as you choose the black ones, you wish you chose the red ones.
maybe choose the ones you like the least.

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:12 pm

thanks guys.

how about the white decals on the enve rims with red hubs and black spokes?

fitted into a celeste frame?

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:25 pm

Ditch the decals. If you can find something a little more low key then go for that. I'd rather people were to say "Are they...? Why yes, yes they are" than "Yawn, more of those Brandex wheels."
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby hkgts » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 am

IMO if your bike frame is mainly red then go black on black as per the picture u posted. If your frame has a speck of red then go red hub with black decal. If in doubt black on black.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:31 am

Thansk guys.

Link for the celeste frameset:
http://www.google.com.au/imgres?hl=en&t ... x=82&ty=83

Further thoughts on the hub colour to match this frameset?

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:32 am

Still red, need something to contrast all the black. Plain SS spokes and chrome nipples for the same reason.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:17 am

Thanks Mulger Bill.

I will choose red based on your advise, as I agree - there is a lot of black.

I often see many riders with black wheelsets (rims, hubs and spokes), and to me they look like dull socks.

How do u think the red will contrast with the celeste frameset?

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby humanbeing » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:40 pm

All metal bicycle components should be silver.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:23 pm

Why is this?

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby ohexploitable » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:45 pm

humanbeing wrote:All metal bicycle components should be silver.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:22 pm

Krank wrote:Why is this?

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Tradition.

On the right bike, all shiny silver looks amazing. Not so much on funky shaped CF frames with multilayered graphics IMO.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby bianchi928 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:45 pm

Krank wrote:Thanks Mulger Bill.

I will choose red based on your advise, as I agree - there is a lot of black.

I often see many riders with black wheelsets (rims, hubs and spokes), and to me they look like dull socks.

How do u think the red will contrast with the celeste frameset?

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My mono q had red highlights on a celeste frame and it looked really nice.This is going to be an awesome bike Krank.
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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:13 pm

thanks guys.

i'll place the order tonight.

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:27 pm

Now if you could find hubs and nipples in a close enough to Celeste colour....

Gonna look awesome Krank 8)

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:54 pm

thanks mulger.

Enve rims all use internal pillar nipples.

unfortunately, the hubs i want do not come in celeste..

anyway, i'll go with the red hubs and black cx-ray and cx-speed spokes..

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:13 am

ok, just booked in my wheelset build:

Enve 6.7 tubular, black decals.
Alchemy Elf/Orc UL, Red, Campag (with ceramic bearings).
Sapim CxRay spokes, black.
Sapim CxSpeed spokes, rear drive side, black.

thanks for your help.

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:30 am

I MUST see pics of the completed wheels and the finished bike, gonna look like $1m there Krank :D

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Dave R32 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:46 am

I know its too late but I cant see the red working with the black and celeste of the frame.

Silver hubs would of been my choice.

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Dr_Mutley » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:48 pm

Also too late, but Chris King hubs are obviously similar or better in quality/performance, and have a vast color array...


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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Krank » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:56 pm

thanks guys.

still not too late.

i have placed the order, but nothing built yet because i am waiting for the new 2013 hubs to arrive - in april.

why is chris king hubs better than the alchemcy?

what colour woudl you prefer with celeste?

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Re: Colour Choice of Hubs

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Krank wrote:thanks guys.

still not too late.

i have placed the order, but nothing built yet because i am waiting for the new 2013 hubs to arrive - in april.

why is chris king hubs better than the alchemcy?

what colour woudl you prefer with celeste?

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Some would say the CK R45s are better built, more reliable, and better lateral stiffness... From memory the Alchemys are lighter however? Personally I think the difference is probably negligible, but there are plenty of comparison threads on WWs etc..

Colour? Hmmm pewter or mango I rekon!!!
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