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Old 03-09-11, 02:58 PM   #1
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What do you think about these wheels

On CL there are a set of
Mavic Open Pro wheels with 7700 Dura Ace hubs.
Purchased in 2004, true and have less then 4K miles
Price $160
What do you guys think?
Good deal?
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Old 03-09-11, 03:06 PM   #2
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I like the open pro/dura ace combo. I have a pair of wheelsmith built op wheels and they have always stayed true. Price is OK but not great.
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7 year old wheels with less than 4000 miles? I'm a little suspicious of that statistic. How worn looking is the braking surface? (Unfortunately, there's no wear indicator on the Open Pros...)
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Check carefully around the spoke holes in the rim for cracks. Put them on a truing stand to check for true (I'm assuming you haven't seen them in person and are just listing what the CL ad listed).

Yeah 7-year old for only $160? You can get brand new for $225 or less.
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Check carefully around the spoke holes in the rim for cracks. Put them on a truing stand to check for true (I'm assuming you haven't seen them in person and are just listing what the CL ad listed).

Yeah 7-year old for only $160? You can get brand new for $225 or less.
With Dura Ace hubs??? I'm not so sure of that. If the wheels are in good shape it's a good deal, but it is right to check them carefully as mentioned above.
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With Dura Ace hubs??? I'm not so sure of that. If the wheels are in good shape it's a good deal, but it is right to check them carefully as mentioned above.
I've seen the Ultegra for about $225 but the Dura Ace is closer to $300.
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I just purchased a set of new Mavic CXP33 (36h) w/ Dura-Ace 6700 hubs for $400
The price seems close if they are good condition.
BTW, mine included NEW GP4000 tires & tubes.
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Oops, yes... Ultegra. Sorry.

Of course, today's Ultegra is yesterday's Dura Ace...
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