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    Senior Member johnknappcc's Avatar
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    Possible Good Deal on CL Wheelset, Advice?

    Hello,

    I found two Mavic Cosmic Aero 700C wheels for 150.00 dollars. The person doesn't have a lot of background information, and after scouring the web I can only find the Mavic's that I'm sure they aren't (like the Carbon ones for megabucks).

    I was wondering about the hubs (which he said were also mavic's), most importantly the bearing types.

    They look pretty good from the pics, is this a decent quality wheelset?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnknappcc View Post
    Hello,

    I found two Mavic Cosmic Aero 700C wheels for 150.00 dollars. The person doesn't have a lot of background information, and after scouring the web I can only find the Mavic's that I'm sure they aren't (like the Carbon ones for megabucks).

    I was wondering about the hubs (which he said were also mavic's), most importantly the bearing types.

    They look pretty good from the pics, is this a decent quality wheelset?

    Thank you

    Fortunately I can see a lot of things from that picture

    1) Unknown state of rim wear
    2) Unknown state of rim true
    3) Unkonwn state of hub wear
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Senior Member johnknappcc's Avatar
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    If I was to meet this person, would there be a way to detect at least rim wear? I'm assuming I could check the true by having him put in on a bike (if not my own). The hub, as long as they are user serviceable (I want to repack/replace bearings) before spring, is there visual queues?

    Thank You,
    John

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    A quick google search shows a vendor selling them new for $500. They are also reviewed on Road Bike review.com. Reviews are not exactly stellar. But I do not have any personal experience with them.

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