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Old 02-05-2007, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default Re: Glass Wheels For That Supernatural Floating Effect

Why is the rear tire on that bike so underinflated? I'd hate to have these things on a car-- they'd look terrible in no time.



Looks like the rim is clamped onto the polycarbonate center portion to avoid the stress drilling holes would create.



Which means, the Buell rim mounted brake would be ideal for this application.



FWIW, in my opinion, these wheels are awesome!
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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Even though this is the same stuff used to make "bullet-proof"glass, I'll start the over/under for durability at 100 miles.



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Old 02-05-2007, 05:25 AM   #3
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"Why is the rear tire on that bike so underinflated?"

--Think it is just a low-profile tire.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:41 AM   #4
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Those are the shizzle.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:41 AM   #5
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Yaaawwwwwn!
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:58 AM   #6
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"All that fine craftsmanship comes at a price; these wheels will run you at least $5,000 a pop, so there's no use wasting them on some beat-up heap."



This author has clearly never been to the 'hood.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:05 AM   #7
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Where's gold inlay?
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:13 AM   #8
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Wasn't it PJ O'Rourke who commented that to see the height of fashion you need only visit the inner city? No money to feed the kids but plenty fo' the bling.



Just wait until they discover that the poly can be engraved by tatoo artists.



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Old 02-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #9
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Chris Rock had some pretty funny comments about the rims on the crappy cars in his HBO special.



I've read 4 or 5 PJ books and he's always hysterical and right on point.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #10
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That's what it looks like to me. Probably on an air suspension, in a low position. Part of the frame is hanging kinda low, does make the tire look flat...
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