650 rim brake option possibility

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ergott
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650 rim brake option possibility

So Astral replied to me and asked if I were ready to buy or just inquiring.

What sort of demand would y'all here would sort of commit to? Maybe I can put together an order, but I don't plan on buying any significant amount for stock.

My thought is the Astral Solstice would be the more desirable rim shape to see available in 650B rim brake.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:38
Tail Hook Lengthener
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You should pop by the iBob group of the 650b group and post this there. I think Fred is a moderator at one of those.

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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:02
Rusty Piton
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I'd probably buy a set if we were doing a group buy.

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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:03
JUGE FREDD
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I put out some feelers for ya

I think it would be better to see if rando framebuilders are interested before you put it on public blast

It'll be easier to pull off if they can be any color other than black

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Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:56
eric_ssucks
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Black rims are the best.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:03
ergott
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I'm requesting polished for a chunk of any run since reenacters tend to like that. Talk it up, this is looking promising.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 21:54
Andrew_Squirrel
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Yeah, at this point people using 650b rim brakes are probably building road oriented silvery fop chariots while those that are choosing to build 650b disc bikes prefer the darker hues of MTB black.

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 14:44
kmcdon
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(Reply to #7)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
Yeah, at this point people using 650b rim brakes are probably building road oriented silvery fop chariots while those that are choosing to build 650b disc bikes prefer the darker hues of MTB black.

this is actually pretty accurate

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:45
Eric Estlund

I do silver hued disc foppery, too.

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:10