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View Poll Results: What wheels did I just order?
Reynolds DV46 T 13 10.00%
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 36 27.69%
Zipp 404 50 38.46%
Lightweight Standard 19 14.62%
Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 6 4.62%
Easton Tempest II carbon 6 4.62%
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Old 06-08-07, 12:24 PM   #1
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What the hell has DrPete gone and done this time?

So, I kinda mentioned a while back that I wanted to upgrade my race wheels--my Fulcrums are great, but I wanted to find something that would offer a little bit bigger advantage in terms of weight and aerodynamics. Then a little extra $$$ came my way, and the rest is history.

Will it make me faster? Maybe a teeny tiny bit, otherwise probably not. Unless, of course, you count a little bit of placebo effect and pressure not to look like a doofus. Is it fun to bling out the bike? Oh hell yes.

After careful consideration, I just placed an order for one of the oh-so-nice options above. Those select few who know the answer, don't give it away... And incidentally, I've got a pair of Fulcrum 1's for sale.
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I was thinking Lightweight, but then I remembered you are a military doc. Government cheese isn't that good.
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I'm hoping for the Boras...
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Old 06-08-07, 12:42 PM   #8
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I'm going with the Reynolds. They are lighter than ZIPPs plus pcad already has those.
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Lightweights or bust!
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I'm going with the Reynolds. They are lighter than ZIPPs plus pcad already has those.
Very good reasoning, but you forgot the bling factor. I the zipps say"BLING". Way to go Doc!
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Donate your Fulcrums to a good cause. Me.
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Zipps .... Got to be!
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Zipp 404, to match the Pinny. The Fulcrums have a Campy freehub, don't they?
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it has to be the zipps
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Very good reasoning, but you forgot the bling factor. I the zipps say"BLING". Way to go Doc!
Any of those wheels say BLING in my book. I'm going to stick with the Reynolds 'cause I think ZIPPS are becoming a bit too popular. Pretty soon everyone will have them
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Lightweights or bust!
For the bling that doesn't appear so ostentatious, but really is.
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Do you ride Campy on the Pinarello? I assume so and my vote therefore is the Boras.

Otherwise the 404's...
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Zipp 404, to match the Pinny. The Fulcrums have a Campy freehub, don't they?
wtf is a pinny?

you've been around long enough to know better.
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I would like to say boras but could he really stray after alllllll the talk about zipps the past few months?

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I could tell you all, but I'd have to kill all the members of BF.

Which might actually be a Community Service.
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At the risk of derision and scorn, I have to just say this: This is the most self-important thread I have seen in quite a while.
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At the risk of derision and scorn, I have to just say this: This is the most self-important thread I have seen in quite a while.
Yeah, but it's a fun, self-important thread.
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Any of those wheels say BLING in my book. I'm going to stick with the Reynolds 'cause I think ZIPPS are becoming a bit too popular. Pretty soon everyone will have them
Hmmmm...another good point! I don't see the doc as a Reynolds man. The lightweights would be awesome with the PT...Hmmmm would he ever go that far?! Great entertainment for a Friday afternoon!
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