Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Is this wheelset a good deal?
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03-20-08, 11:09 AM
I'm going to attempt to convert an old road bike into ss/fixed gear. Someone has offered to sell me a used wheelset with Weinmann SP17 (http://www.weinmann-rims.com/FENYE/0SP17.htm) rims and Formula track hubs. That's all I know about them until I get a chance to see them. He wants $95, does this seem like a reasonable deal so far?
03-20-08, 11:22 AM
No way. You have to haggle.
03-20-08, 12:47 PM
No way. You have to haggle.
Then what's a good price that I should try to get him down to?
03-20-08, 12:52 PM
95 is actually pretty damn reasonable, assuming the wheels are in good shape. the same type of wheelset would go for around $170 new, i think.
you should see the rims in person, point out a couple flaws (i.e. if they are slightly out of true or the hubs need new bearings), and haggle down to $80.
03-20-08, 01:22 PM
I don't know a lot about that rim, but there's no way that wheelset should go for $170. This looks to be a similar wheelset, and it goes for $110 new. So yeah, it's probably not a very good deal. Talk the seller down.
nevermine if it's a good deal, you should be asking if the wheels are any damn good.
03-20-08, 07:50 PM
I'll probably take a look at the wheels tomorrow to make sure there are no problems with them. Meanwhile, I found the wheels for sale at NYC Bikes (http://www.nycbikes.com/catalog.php?item_type=Wheels&item_cat=COMPONENTS), but I'm not sure they are 100% identical. They meet the description, Weinmann SP17 rims with formula track hubs, they're going for about $90 new each.
03-20-08, 07:51 PM
Def lowball him
03-20-08, 09:48 PM
i sell stuff on CL all the time. i hate nerds who try to lowball an already low price. $95 is the bottom. if you sit there and hem-haw over it, somebody else will buy them at the already low price. then you will cry over your missed opportunity.
I had those wheels once and I liked them very much. you can find them being sold by people who bought the KHS flite 100 and swapped out the wheels. they're decent light wheels.
03-21-08, 02:46 PM
Maybe if it was a complete stranger, I would be an ass and try to lowball but he's kind of a friend of a friend.
03-21-08, 05:57 PM
here's how they looked on my bike (non-machined sidewalls). They were stong and light. I really think they're a good deal if you get formula hubs. I've since gotten rid of this bike.
03-21-08, 06:00 PM
i sell stuff on CL all the time.Keep me updated on that
03-21-08, 06:02 PM
Right now all I've got is a pair of Primo BMX grips, riser bars w/oury grips, 3 black 27.2 seatposts, a black saddle, small dropbars w/white bartape. Cheap if u need any of these.
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