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Old 11-13-10, 07:52 PM   #1
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is this wheel unrepairable? Mavic Cosmic

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/2057962107.html

Seems like a good deal, but i don't think with carbon it'd be a good idea. I am also skeptical of any warranty options if i were to pick these up and be 2nd owner
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Run away fast.

A wheel failure can be catastrophic. Makes you wonder what made the nipple pull through.
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As a second owner, you probably have absolutely no warranty whatsoever. Avoid these like the plague.
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http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/2057962107.html

Seems like a good deal, but i don't think with carbon it'd be a good idea. I am also skeptical of any warranty options if i were to pick these up and be 2nd owner
The rear wheel is a toss, unless you can source a replacement rear rim, probably a waste of time/money. So that leaves front wheel and rear hub + spare spokes for $200. Old outdated wheelset with parts that may not be readily available should they go. Pass.
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Old 11-13-10, 10:01 PM   #5
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thanks guys, he is going to get a photo for me tomorrow, unless he is just mis-understood or something, i will probably pass... if it's too good to be true...
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Old 11-13-10, 10:32 PM   #6
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http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bik/2057962107.html

Seems like a good deal, but i don't think with carbon it'd be a good idea. I am also skeptical of any warranty options if i were to pick these up and be 2nd owner
Those aren't carbon rims, they're alloy rims with a carbon non-structural fairing.
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Old 11-14-10, 07:13 PM   #7
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Those aren't carbon rims, they're alloy rims with a carbon non-structural fairing.
This is true.

I have a set of thos that I bought new in 1998. After several years a nipple broke in the rear wheel. The dealer sent it to MAVIC for repair but they said the wheel could not be repaired and replaced the wheel at cost, $400. The warranty was only good for 2 years. The wheels shown are 1st generation Carbones, like mine. Probably at least 10 years old.
If you want the front wheel it's probably worth $200 to use in time trials or triathlons. The aerodynamics are pretty good but these wheel are heavy, not so good for daily use.
I rarely use mine.

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