QUOTE (undone @ Mar 7 2008, 10:12 PM)
Are you kidding?? You can't tell me that you or some-one you know didn't try it. I got in a little trouble for trying it. The only way it would fit was if I left the ice cream out. All you get from putting a bent Z-rim in the freezer is a cold bent rim.http://www.23mag.com/com/acs/acs.htm
I only had one friend who owned Z-Rims, and he thought they were such piles of crap that he got rid of them in a matter of days. (Or maybe it was a couple weeks -- or maybe they were on his bike that got stolen in a matter of weeks. Seriously he had a white 87 GT Performer with what was the new "S" frame that was stolen only weeks after he got it). Anyway, no one I know ever tried it because no one rode Z rims for any length of time. That photo in the link you gave me pretty much says it all with those things from what I remember -- flex city.
Come to think of it, I wasn't a fan of too many ACS products, the RL Edge wheels and tires being the exception. I never had many problems with the freecoaster (more problems with the coaster brake mechanism in the hubs themselves breaking from the abuse of flatland riding), and I used the pro rotor and 55 stem just because it was stock on the Itson Stroke Zone, but I liked the gyro better. It just seemed ACS made a lot of products that were prone to breaking BITD.
Anyone have any idea where the freezer myth came from?
This post has been edited by The R: Mar 7 2008, 10:06 PM