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    Got my Bike!!!

    I sold my Bike E today so I had enough money to pay off my layaway! Went and picked up the bike this evening, put on the water bottle holders and snapped a few quick pictures. I'll get some better ones in the daylight. Pedals are going on Thursday, so I'm riding on platforms tomorrow and Wednesday. Now for the hard part/fun part and to start saving for wheels for when these inevitably blow up on me CAAD9-4, SRAM Rival groupset with Force crank and Tektro brakes (may be second upgrade, after wheels).





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    Looks Fast..
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    That's a nice looking bike. Congrats!
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    Very nice, congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Looks Fast..
    faster than I can make it go

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    Congrats - nice ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    faster than I can make it go yet.
    Fixed it for you.

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    i'd put the wheels that are on it up for sale immediately to put towards your new wheelset esp if you weigh 345.

    Just finished building my new wheelset for new roadie today. Mr. Beanz would be proud, Deep V's! 32 spoke with Tiagra hubs Black DT Comp spokes, brass nipples. I got the Deep V's from Nashbar. they had a 20% off sale so instead of $55 they were $44 then $12 for shipping so $100 for the rims. Bought the spokes and nipples on ebay and was able to just get the specific lengths and qty's that I needed, they were $80 and then the hubs I got from Niagara Cycle Works, ordered through Amazon. Front hub was only $20 rear hub was $28. I built the front wheel 90% of the way myself and had the lbs finish it off. I let them do the rear wheel because I didn't have a proper truing stand and didn't want to mess up dishing it. LBS charged me $50 for tweaking the front and building the rear. so total expense for these wheels was $278 and that included tax and shipping of all parts. I didn't save a ton of money with this, only a little bit, but there are less expensive options out there that would serve you well.
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    I'm leaning Deep V with White Industries MI-5 hubs at this point. 36 spoke F/R. Maybe Dyad, possibly Chukker, but I'm not sure the extra weight is necessary as I'm still losing weight and hope to be under 300 by mid-summer and under 250 this time next year. For now, I have to ride on these wheels because I spent all my $$$ on the bike. I'm certainly not letting it sit for another month while I save for wheels. The W.I. hubs seem a nice mid-point between Velocity and Phil Woods or Chris Kings (my top 2 choices). I may just go with Velocity hubs for now though as they are quite a bit less expensive.

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    Nothing better than riding a new bike. Have fun.

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    Don't look now but they shorted you some spokes.
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    Yeah Deep V's!...Nice bike, might want to save up for some black tape too. Not that white don't look good but boy it's gonna get dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Yeah Deep V's!...Nice bike, might want to save up for some black tape too. Not that white don't look good but boy it's gonna get dirty.
    Tape's pretty cheap. I'll leave the white on there for now and replace it when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    I'm leaning Deep V with White Industries MI-5 hubs at this point. 36 spoke F/R. Maybe Dyad, possibly Chukker, but I'm not sure the extra weight is necessary as I'm still losing weight and hope to be under 300 by mid-summer and under 250 this time next year. For now, I have to ride on these wheels because I spent all my $$$ on the bike. I'm certainly not letting it sit for another month while I save for wheels. The W.I. hubs seem a nice mid-point between Velocity and Phil Woods or Chris Kings (my top 2 choices). I may just go with Velocity hubs for now though as they are quite a bit less expensive.
    MI5's aren't gonna fit that bike they are the MTB version and the rear is 135mm. I was considering going high end with the hubs but all the research and advice I got told me pretty much any shimano hub is going to be solid and not break the bank. I totally understand you wanting to get out and ride it right away but if you can sell those wheels for $150-$200 (i'm not sure what kind of wheels they are, perhaps they are worth even more?) that gets you more than halfway to the price of your new wheels. If you thrash them in a month and a half you'll get nothing for them and that would suck.

    I may put chukkers on my commuter bike but you have to be careful, chukkers are pretty wide and you would probably want at least a 28C tire on them, have to make sure your bike can take it.

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    stock wheels are Shimano RS-10. $150 is about right. MI-5 is available as a 130 MM too for road/cross... prowheelbuilder.com has both the 135 and 130.

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    Sometime in the last couple of days I saw a pair of wheels on the Indy Craig's List that were made with blue Deep Vs. I'd post the link but can't seem to find it this morning. There is a listing for a Mavic Ksyrium set, but it might not be Clyde-friendly enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Yeah Deep V's!...Nice bike, might want to save up for some black tape too. Not that white don't look good but boy it's gonna get dirty.
    IMO, dirty tape is just a sign that you actually ride the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    stock wheels are Shimano RS-10. $150 is about right. MI-5 is available as a 130 MM too for road/cross... prowheelbuilder.com has both the 135 and 130.
    thanks! I stand corrected!

    The wheels in the link below get GREAT reviews as clyde friendly wheels and the price is awesome. they are essentially a Deep V (30mm deep) I did a quick google on RS-10 and the reviews for 200lbers are NOT good. Obviously you want to get out and ride so go for it, but for your own safety, I implore you to get rid of those stock wheels ASAP you should be able to easily fetch $100 on Craigslist and nashbar has 10-20% off sales all the time so you may get them for even less. I would have saved myself some $ and bought these but I wanted blue rims to match my frame.

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_202356

    these wheels are on the heavy side but they need to be to hold up. My deep v's weigh in at 1015 front and 1225 rear with rim tape and no casette. The Vuelta's weigh in at 1052 Front and 1395 rear so they are 200 grams heavier.

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    Looks too nice to ride, but ride it like you stole it. You said you DID pay for it, right?
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    Could you post a "I want to trade...." Craiglist add?

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    If I were you, I'd put on some clipless pedals ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    I'll leave the white on there for now and replace it when necessary.
    That's what I mean by "save up for it".


    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    IMO, dirty tape is just a sign that you actually ride the bike.

    Yeah but, I've had lighter colors on my bars and after they get ugly and messy I'd rather have them sans the messy look. I like 'em purty and my pics/vids are proof enough that I ride my bike.
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    If you can get hubs and a wheelbuild for a reasonable price, IRO has their Cold Fusion rims (30mm Deep V replicant) on sale now for $15.00 each.
    I've been banging around on a pair of their custom wheels (Cold Fusion rims, IRO house brand singlespeed hubs) for about a month and at 235-ish I haven't killed 'em so far; and they're seeing some nice abuse being singlespeed and I ride a bunch of hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    If you can get hubs and a wheelbuild for a reasonable price, IRO has their Cold Fusion rims (30mm Deep V replicant) on sale now for $15.00 each.
    I've been banging around on a pair of their custom wheels (Cold Fusion rims, IRO house brand singlespeed hubs) for about a month and at 235-ish I haven't killed 'em so far; and they're seeing some nice abuse being singlespeed and I ride a bunch of hills.
    are you sure about those specs? i came across them on ebay, they were only 25mm tall and weighed about 475 grams. Probably not as stout as an actual deep v. I'm sure would be fine for many of us, but the op is well inexcess of 300 lbs

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    Very nice bike. If we don't see you post for a while we know why.
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