Nashbar is running a sale today on these wheels and I'm wondering if I should bite on them. I weigh about 225-230 depending on the week and have been riding with sometimes 30 lbs on my rack.
When I bought my current bike last Sept the LBS who built it up for me talked me into a wheelset he already had on hand - Velocity A23 laced to White Industries T11. While he gave me a really great deal, I never did inquire how new or how used they were.
He told me that he'd triple cross lace each one. Well he only triple crossed the front wheel - the back wheel is double crossed on one side and radial on the other (which I assume is how the previous owner wanted it). I've really pummeled these wheels in pothole infested city riding and the the rear is just now starting to bulge out slightly in one spot - so I'm pretty happy with the investment.
Sorry to be so OCD but wondering if for 99 this is a wheelset I should purchase instead of blowing 50-60 on rebuilding my current rear. Plus I live in the city - so maybe having a backup is worth it just in case? How out of true do you wait before you take a wheel into the LBS?
I'm a bit of a newb to road bikes and the constant Nashbar sales too - wondering if they're too good to be true.