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    Request for Pictures - Tire Rim Profiles

    I'd like for people to take really good pictures of their rims when there's an opportunity say at the next tire change...or if they have a bare rim sitting around. I'm really interested to see the profile shapes of the Snowflake rim versus the spoke rim of the day. I can't say as I've ever seen a Snowflake rim in person...all I have are the stock spokes on my /7. I know there are more rims types out there...Lester's, the Y-spokes mags, etc. Might be a good idea to have good shots of all of these...could be interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I'd like for people to take really good pictures of their rims when there's an opportunity say at the next tire change...or if they have a bare rim sitting around. I'm really interested to see the profile shapes of the Snowflake rim versus the spoke rim of the day. I can't say as I've ever seen a Snowflake rim in person...all I have are the stock spokes on my /7. I know there are more rims types out there...Lester's, the Y-spokes mags, etc. Might be a good idea to have good shots of all of these...could be interesting!
    Here are a couple of pics of my 19" front snowflake.

    If I did it correctly, you should get 3 pics in medium resolution for better clarity.
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    Jimmy -

    I'm really interested in the bead area, the flat spots on either side of the drop center...in the first picture it's pretty fuzzy. Also, if you had a small flat surface you could put across the bead area, it would help emphasize the slope that is supposed to be there...it should be a 5 degree up slope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Jimmy -

    I'm really interested in the bead area, the flat spots on either side of the drop center...in the first picture it's pretty fuzzy. Also, if you had a small flat surface you could put across the bead area, it would help emphasize the slope that is supposed to be there...it should be a 5 degree up slope.
    I have a pretty good camera, and I had a hard time getting it to auto-focus on that "edge".

    I will try again, and do a manual focus - taking various shots, and then upload the best one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    ..in the first picture it's pretty fuzzy.
    I think it's the "busy" background that is fouling up the view in the first picture Kurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I think it's the "busy" background that is fouling up the view in the first picture Kurt.
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    Try these.

    I decided to focus in on just one side, then the other since the sides are symmetrical.

    I also put up a straightedge and a machinist's scale so you can make some judgement as to size. I also inserted a black background.
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