Monday, July 22, 2013

stickyRims, gives a new life full of color to your wheels

Hi all! Today we want to present you a new product that gives to your fixed gear wheels a new life, the StickyRims.
Surely you ever thought: I would change the color to my wheels but I have no money to buy new wheels ... Well, maybe StickyRims is the solution you're looking for.

 

About the StickyRims

Transform the look of your bike in less than 30 minutes with the first version of the StickyRims products.
StickyRims are made from high quality vinyl which is die cut into 4-6 strips per side of your wheel. This fits perfectly around the V section and gives your wheels a new appearance. There is a small gap in the middle where the spokes sit, but this is going to be changed in the 2.0 version (You can see it in the photos). Also please note that the product is not intended for use with brakes so cannot be held responsible for any failure of the product.
Simply choose your wheel size, colour choice and your wheels V section height then your good to go!
For fitting help, see the guide here.

Kit Contents: 8 full vinyl strips, fitting guide and some spare smaller vinyl strips in case of gaps due to variation in fitting and mistakes.

Wheel Size: 27″, 700c
V Section Height: 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm, 24mm, 25mm, 26mm, 27mm, 28mm, 29mm, 30mm, 31mm, 32mm, 33mm, 34mm, 35mm, 36mm, 37mm, 38mm, 39mm, 40mm
Colour: White, Reflective White, Black, Matte Black, Grey, Sky Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, Dark Forest Green, Gold, Orange, Reflective Orange, Red, Yellow

Sticky Rims Custom discount

StickyRims have created a custom discount for people of this site The Fixed Gear World, you too!
The code is TFGW (only in capitals) and it will grant anyone who uses it 50% off on any purchases only in the next 2 weeks (expires on August 5

Our StickyRims product review

We have fitted the StickyRims in our 7 speeds bike, but we remember you that this product is designed for fixed gear bikes and fixies, without brakes.
Our StickyRims are in "reflective white" color, we've needed 6 strips per side (and a little part of another). Originally, the rims were chromed but we wanted to change the color, and we selected reflective white, it's better if use to ride at night, and as you can see in the photos, it's highly reflective!
To fit it in our "classic squared" rims, we have needed only:
  • the StickyRims strips
  • a piece of cloth, to go over vinyl
  • a cutter, to leave the vinyl perfectly adjusted to the base of the spokes
  • about 1 hour for two wheels
  • patience (this is basic when you use vinyls...)
  Here you have photos during the fitting of the StickyRims:

Up before,  down after StickyRims
Fitting the StickyRims in our wheels
Reflective white StickyRims

Finished job, StickyRims in my wheels
Up before,  down after StickyRims

Conclusion

We are really happy about the product, it's a great solution when you don't have money to buy a new wheelset, and it's really "eco", recycling old wheels and giving them a new life full of new colors..it's a nice idea...
  • Easy to use
  • Cheap 
  • Ecological idea
  • Innovative product
  • It fits well, I wait for the StickRims 2.0 to adjust better between both sides of the wheel.



About the StickyRims company

The business is newly founded, and started in the South Of England. The fixed gear scene is huge here and is spreading everywhere. However parts are expensive to come by and people are always looking for a way to make their bike unique. This comes at price...but with StickyRims you can change the look in minutes. Not just cheaper but 100% reversible.

Thanks to StickyRims for the product review, we want to wish them the best with this product (and for new version!)

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