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    Hi, I am Jim and I am a bikaholic

    My LBS keeps track of all sales by customer's name, I asked how much my total was, big mistake. Is there a twelve step program to cure bike shoppingitis, I need help. Just today I bought new rims, hubs and spokes just because I fell in love with the Chris King angry bee hub. I swear this it, no more.
    Thankfully Ebay gets me some money back when I get bored with current bling.
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    I hear the best cure is to donate you old new stuff to a needy guy and i happen to be that guy... I will PM you my address...
    BE THE PERSON YOUR DOG THINKS YOU ARE.....

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    There's a silent rule in auto restoration never add up the total of your receipts and bills. The same should be with bikes. I have an old Banana seat bike from the 70's I was redoing. I looked at all the parts I have been gathering over the past couple years for that project and said "crap, I could have bought a new one" for the amount I spent of this thing.

    I look at it this way, you could have blown the money on alcohol, drugs, gambling and loose women. At least you have one to show for your expense and you are enjoying it. Everyone needs a hobby.
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    I have a stack of cassettes, spare set of wheels for tandem and single, spare 10 speed chorus shifters, spare FD and RD, etc. I save the receipts, but would never add them up.
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    If you're planning to build up those wheels yourself, you're in for a whole new round of addiction.
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    How long until you're bored with those wheels?
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Addicted to buying stuff? I agree with the comment on giving things away. But also you may want to consider taking up drawing? At least that would allow you to share your passion. Purchases for your own bike will just fill your garage in the end. But giving to others will bring both a universal passion and compassion.
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    I finally built my two front trike wheels last week. It was easier than I thought it would be once I had the right sized spokes. Much more rewarding than needlepoint or some other in front of tv time sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    How long until you're bored with those wheels?
    +1 Next in line for those Ck wheels, What did you lace them too? I just got another wheelset...as if I needed one, built w/ Stans Alpha 400 tubeless rims....its AWESOME

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepseahawk View Post
    My LBS keeps track of all sales by customer's name, I asked how much my total was, big mistake. Is there a twelve step program to cure bike shoppingitis, I need help. Just today I bought new rims, hubs and spokes just because I fell in love with the Chris King angry bee hub. I swear this it, no more.
    Thankfully Ebay gets me some money back when I get bored with current bling.

    If you've not yet bought an Italian made frame, you have not experienced the full shock of what a big mistake asking your LBS what your running total is..

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    You'll fit right in around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT Burkard View Post
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    I look at it this way, you could have blown the money on alcohol, drugs, gambling and loose women. ...
    And wasted the rest of it.


    Quote Originally Posted by George Best
    "I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted".

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    You've taken the first step of admission, well done. Second step is to hand those hubs over to me to prove to yourself that you don't "need" them. This will help you see that it is OK to be without them and you will get by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    +1 Next in line for those Ck wheels, What did you lace them too? I just got another wheelset...as if I needed one, built w/ Stans Alpha 400 tubeless rims....its AWESOME
    Laced them to Velocity A23 32h, was going back and forth with Deep V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepseahawk View Post
    Laced them to Velocity A23 32h, was going back and forth with Deep V.
    I'm no expert, but I think that's a good call.
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Hey, look what I just saw on the Boyd facebook page! Who needs some Power Taps?

    Who wants some excellent news? Everybody does, right. We just got word from Power Tap that starting immediately all G3 hubs will now retail for $790! This is a huge price reduction from the previous retail price of $1300.
    We have G3 hubs in stock in both 24 and 28hole so we can build up the wheel set immediately. This is great news if you want to get started training with power a lot more economically.

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    I'm no expert, but I think that's a good call.
    I'd agree and the Stans Alpha 400s are the tubeless version of the A23s. Wider is better, you will enjoy how they roll and corner. I'm running about 8-10psi less then I would w/ skinny rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post


    Hey, look what I just saw on the Boyd facebook page! Who needs some Power Taps?


    Damn YOu! No, No, No, I must buy garage shelving and storage first. Damn you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    I'd agree and the Stans Alpha 400s are the tubeless version of the A23s.
    Are you sure about this? Looking at the Stan's website would suggest that the Ironcross are closer to the A23 than the Alpha400's, which are only 20mm wide and considerably more aero shaped rather than V. However, the Ironcross are quite light (sub 400) and disc brake only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    You've taken the first step of admission, well done. Second step is to hand those hubs over to me to prove to yourself that you don't "need" them. This will help you see that it is OK to be without them and you will get by.

    Chris King to a man is like a diamond necklace to a woman. No way I give up my jewelry.

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    I tried tubeless once on Ultegra rims, never again, pain in the ass to install and the tires cost more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepseahawk View Post
    Chris King to a man is like a diamond necklace to a woman. No way I give up my jewelry.

    ...I wanted to put CK on Gina's bike last time she needed wheels. I went with DA cause she didn't like the angry bee sound.

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    as a rider feedback feel, yes are VERY similar, both wheelsets are running 90/95psi.

    wheel specs I tried
    #1 A23 on CK hubs w/ sapim CX ray spokes on 25c gatorskins i think 24/28spokes
    #2 A400 on Neuvation hubs w/ ceramic upgrade and sapim cx ray spokes on 25c Hutches 20/24 spokes
    #3 Spinergy Xaero PBO spokes

    Biggest difference...no flats in 500+ miles (35hrs) on the Stans wheels. And makes my Spinergy Xaeros with 23c IONs feel really slow.

    Comfort wise, darn close between A23 and SA400s. I ran the tubeless a bit lower pressure on a ride but didn't like how it was pushing through the turns. The A23 w/ 25c tires felt similar to the Xaero PBO, but man those PBO spokes stop in the wind. I didn't have the A23's in my hands long enough to try lower pressures. The A23's cornered a bit better though.

    I Had the spinergys on bike for about 6 months, A23's for a week n half and A400s for a month. I will dread the day I have to ride my stiff Kinlin 300s again....I've been spoiled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    ...I wanted to put CK on Gina's bike last time she needed wheels. I went with DA cause she didn't like the angry bee sound.
    PhotoJoanne says I coast enough when we ride together. If I ever get hubs like that, she'll quit riding with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojoe View Post
    photojoanne says i coast enough when we ride together. If i ever get hubs like that, she'll quit riding with me!


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