The wheels on the bike go round and round

This is going to seem obvious to some and plan silly to others! My RE was a german model, which was subsequently sold in italy, according to the list of chassis number.

So here’s the question; it has red wheels! They’re not black underneath as they should be if they had been painted over and under the odd chip they’re plain alloy.

Any thoughts, ideas, or comments greatly appreciated.

be safe, be happy, and don’t let anyone make you afraid.

Hi Alan,
The original black finish on the wheels is very thin so much so that you can rub through it if you clean your wheels over zelous like.If the wheels were blasted prior to being refinished in red you would only find alloy underneath.
regards BIF