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Old 05-15-07, 04:31 AM   #1
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Lew Racing Boron wheels: does anybody HAVE them?

Does anyone here actually know anybody who owns/rides $4000+ Lew Racing Boron wheels?
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Old 05-15-07, 05:19 AM   #2
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Not personally, but theres a bloke (means 'guy' in 'merican patentcad) over at the Serotta forum who raves about them. He also appears to have more money than God as he has a new top of the line bike every other week.
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Old 05-15-07, 05:24 AM   #3
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If I was single, and didn't have a mortgage and a couple of car payments...maybe.
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Not personally, but theres a bloke (means 'guy' in 'merican patentcad) over at the Serotta forum who raves about them. He also appears to have more money than God as he has a new top of the line bike every other week.
Is his name "56/12 and 22/28"?
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Is his name "56/12 and 22/28"?

Yeah, he's got a set for each of his 7 Colnagos.
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7 Colnagos?

That's a lot of Colnagos. And they probably all have Campy. The thought of this makes it impossible for me to continue. I must retire to my pew at the Our Lady of Dura Achee Chapel to pray.
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Is his name "56/12 and 22/28"?
Nope. This bloke is for real.
http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28923
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Old 05-15-07, 06:11 AM   #8
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Ah... to have that kind of cash. I can't even imagine.

Everyone, write your congressman in support of any and all military pay raises, especially increases in special pay for physicians.
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Ah... to have that kind of cash. I can't even imagine.

Everyone, write your congressman in support of any and all military pay raises, especially increases in special pay for physicians.
Not for nothing DP, but if the military purchased bicycles they would all be $10K Serottas with $5K Lew wheels. Except of course the Pentagon would figure out a way to pay double that. If we could all be military subcontractors, we could all have Lew wheels.
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Yes we just got them in at the shop I work at, I havnt had the chance to ride them but Im going to try and beg the owner to let me take out his 595 with record and lews.

Check out the site for more details. Third article down.

http://blacksheepcycles.com/index.php

I can post some more pictures if people are interested.
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Yes we just got them in at the shop I work at, I havnt had the chance to ride them but Im going to try and beg the owner to let me take out his 595 with record and lews.

Check out the site for more details. Third article down.

http://blacksheepcycles.com/index.php

I can post some more pictures if people are interested.
If he lets you demo those wheels he's effing insane. Unless, of course, they were freebies from Lew. Just sayin'.
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If he lets you demo those wheels he's effing insane. Unless, of course, they were freebies from Lew. Just sayin'.
I wouldnt say demo, I would say were pretty close friends and he trusts me with riding high end bikes.

If you buy two sets from lew you get a demo set for half off.

Also for an extra $800 you can get a no questions asked crash/ mishap replacement .
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I wouldnt say demo, I would say were pretty close friends and he trusts me with riding high end bikes.
Just be careful.
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Not personally, but theres a bloke (means 'guy' in 'merican patentcad) over at the Serotta forum who raves about them. He also appears to have more money than God as he has a new top of the line bike every other week.
When's he going to be riding in Austin with the waterrockets bullseye on his jersey?
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Old 05-15-07, 09:41 AM   #15
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Does anyone here actually know anybody who owns/rides $4000+ Lew Racing Boron wheels?
I race against a guy who has them. Very nice wheels, but he hasn't beat me yet this season.

(He did beat me once last year, when I think he was riding Zipps)
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If you want to test them and also go to Vegas --

http://www.redrocklasvegas.com/hotel...de_package.php
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My plan, go to Vegas, demo them, and if you hit big in the Casino bring em home.
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Ah... to have that kind of cash. I can't even imagine.

Everyone, write your congressman in support of any and all military pay raises, especially increases in special pay for physicians.
If you need extra cash just send me some steroids HGH and EPO. I will mail you back some blood every couple weeks for monitoring purposes… oh and some money too.

We can work together Dr. F... er.. Pete.
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I race against a guy who has them. Very nice wheels, but he hasn't beat me yet this season.

(He did beat me once last year, when I think he was riding Zipps)

Zipp doubters, please make a note of this.
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I race against a guy who has them. Very nice wheels, but he hasn't beat me yet this season.

(He did beat me once last year, when I think he was riding Zipps)
I believe I beat him this year also, on my Reynolds.
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All the domestic pro teams ride clinchers anyway. They can't AFFORD tubulars. Seriously. That's what a local pro who rides for Rite Aid told me today. Tubulars are for the fat cat UCI Pro teams like Disco and CSC.
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All the domestic pro teams ride clinchers anyway. They can't AFFORD tubulars. Seriously. That's what a local pro who rides for Rite Aid told me today. Tubulars are for the fat cat UCI Pro teams like Disco and CSC.
It's funny, if you do this as a hobby, and have decent income from your day job, your equipment choices don't have to be economically rational.( my equipment choices being exhibit A]

But if its a business, then the money needs to be justified, hence US Division 3 teams riding stuff we wouldn't.

Even at the TDF level, its not unusual for domestics on some teams to be riding ultegra equipped bikes.
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I always thought those Lew wheels were an ongoing joke and not actually a for sale ridable product.
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I always thought those Lew wheels were an ongoing joke and not actually a for sale ridable product.
At $4000+ a pop, they are rather laughable on many levels. But what stupid expensive, way schwag product is NOT that way? Nothing that's the very best EVER makes sense to most of us.

But the world would be a far sadder place without $400K cars or $4K bicycle wheels. I love it.

But I can't afford it. I feel like an OCP moron for having $1200 used Zipps in my garage.
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At $4000+ a pop, they are rather laughable on many levels. But what stupid expensive, way schwag product is NOT that way? Nothing that's the very best EVER makes sense to most of us.

But the world would be a far sadder place without $400K cars or $4K bicycle wheels. I love it.


But I can't afford it. I feel like an OCP moron for having $1200 used Zipps in my garage.

I should actually rephrase that.

I am the head OCP moron in charge.
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