This is my next stop. When I get the new set (eventually) of Excel rims, I'm going to drop these off at the local anodizing shop. Been through too many mountain bike parts; anodizing is certainly the way to go. But, the truth of the matter is that I mostly commute on the bike, and I'm just doing cosmetic stuff. I don't expect it'll stay all that well, but it looks good now! I'm pretty realistic about its longevity; that's why this will be my 'road' set of wheels with tame DOT rubber on it.