At the shop that I take my scooters to, there had been this SWEET set of rims that were just sitting there for a month or two. About the time my rear tire needs replacing and I'm contemplating a new set of 21fr x 18r wheels, I start to get curious. I have been saving for a tour pac to complete my "ultra-package", but every since I chromed my forks and put on the custom fork bells the bike has been SCREAMING for some wheels to bring it out! I did not want to spend 3500-5500 large for some bling bling rims..... I had seen some really bitchin and MEAN looking baggers sitting on 16" blacked out spokes, or chromed out OEM 16" rims, but i could not picture a working combo on my bike.
........But there was something about these rims that was just arresting me! So I ask the shop owner what the low down was on these rims? He says this guy ordered up those wheels and had not been heard from in two months. The owner said if the guy did not show up soon he was going to sell them, because the guy did not put down a deposit for them. (The guy who ordered the rims was the friend of a loyal customer, so on good faith the shop owner did not take a down payment). They guy turned in his rims, the shop pulled out the internals, sent the rims to powder coat, then re-laced them with all new polished stainless spokes.
I asked the owner much did he want out the door? The price he quoted for the rims mounted, balanced, and new rear tire, plus tubes was less than the price of one 18" rim in a 21/18 combo package I was contemplating!!!! At this point I got all "Glenn Beck-ish" and I heard "His" "still small voice",
....I believed, ...and then I acted on it!!! HAHAHAHA!
"That CC Guy"
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