Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
What does buying expensive pre-built wheels have to do with "inner Fred"? Sounds outwardly OCP to me.
Fred and OCP!!!!
Just like Bikes- you can never have enough wheels. The Boreas came with Ultegra wheels and they are pretty Good wheels. Now when I wear out this set- I doubt that I would have the money to replace them so Keep them for special occasions and Posing. Use the Set of training wheels I bought for the Giant last year and they may be a bit heavier- but they are Indestructable and are far easier to repair. And I only notice them on the bike when I notice that the red colour of the tyres does not match the frame.
So if you do not like the Equippe wheels- Go and buy the top of the range Costalot wheels that look good- but on normal riding or over the winter- wear out the "Stock" wheels.
I was lucky with the Ultegras as They were Stripped and rebuilt by my wheel builder for his own use- before he discovered that they were only 10 spped- would not take his 9 speed cassette. If you are going to get new wheels- Go for hand Built. Although I am too far away- The reputation of Mike Garcia even reaches these shores so Take Louis' advice and get the Handbuilt Wheels They are worth it.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.