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    Looking at the wheel more closely, I'm happy to...

    Looking at the wheel more closely, I'm happy to go along with the majority verdict----SCRATCH. Thanks, Guys!
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    VINTAGE (from Dictionary): adjective ...

    VINTAGE (from Dictionary):

    adjective

    1. of or relating to wines or winemaking.

    2. being of a specified vintage: Vintage wines are usually more expensive than nonvintage wines.
    ...
  3. Poll: OK, I'm convinced--sticking with black. Thanks...

    OK, I'm convinced--sticking with black. Thanks for your help!
  4. Poll: Seems like white would really show the dirt--we...

    Seems like white would really show the dirt--we have rust-colored, orange dirt around here--how much effort do you put into keeping them clean?
  5. Poll: Actually, I think Velomine is great. ...

    Actually, I think Velomine is great. Unfortunately I can't use them because their shipping cost to Hawaii is prohibitive.
  6. Poll: You kinda lost me here--why would fixie wheels be...

    You kinda lost me here--why would fixie wheels be more inclined toward spoke breakage than other wheels?

    EDIT--Or you mean that they were just poorly tensioned wheels to begin with, because they...
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    Braking surface rim cracks? (pics)

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    Vintage wheelset with mint-condition Ultegra 6500 hubs laced to CXP 23 and 33 rims. I'm trying to decide whether to just liberate the hubs for resale or leave the wheels...
  8. Poll: Actually these are the least expensive...

    Actually these are the least expensive decent-quality fixie wheelsets I could find. My market is mainly parents buying for their teenage kids. I have sold the black ones OK, but wondered about...
  9. Poll: Best-selling color (besides black) for fixie wheels?

    I'm buying a couple of fixie wheelsets for resale with my charity gig.

    I'm assuming black would be the best-selling color, but what is second-most popular?

    The only choices are blue, red,...
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    I don't see how it is 3 broken spokes on the same...

    I don't see how it is 3 broken spokes on the same wheel when you say he got you another wheel after the first 2 broken spokes.
  11. Actually the very worst is a nefarious outfit...

    Actually the very worst is a nefarious outfit called "Aircitypost" used by PBK.
  12. Some European vendors use DHL only to pick up the...

    Some European vendors use DHL only to pick up the parcel and ferry it to the postal service. Your mailman will deliver it and there are no hidden nasties.


    Others use DHL for the whole deal,...
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    452803 Thanks for the suggestions--since I don't...

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    Thanks for the suggestions--since I don't have a heat gun or highpressure air, I had to come up with a low-tech solution:
    Took half a clothespin clamped in visegrips, indented a channel all...
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    How to remove fused waxy rimstrip?

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    I have a donated wheelset that I decided to refurbish for resale. Nice components--Ultegra 6500 hubs, Mavic cxp33 (rear) and cxp23(front) rims, stainless 14g spokes...
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    There's always two sides to every story--I would...

    There's always two sides to every story--I would have liked to go back to the seller with the buyer and the bike and just express honest concern and ask if maybe the bike is not too big. It would be...
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    Old bike from virtually unknown manufacturer with...

    Old bike from virtually unknown manufacturer with unknown frame (I assume aluminum) ,components/ wheels. Maybe $100 after you've seen it and verified that it's OK? On the other hand, if you check...
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    It is what it is. The climate's great! ...

    It is what it is. The climate's great! Otherwise . . .
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    Sounds like the wheel might be loose in the...

    Sounds like the wheel might be loose in the dropouts?
  19. Or buy a set of valve extenders for 11 bucks --...

    Or buy a set of valve extenders for 11 bucks -- like these.
    Amazon.com : Schwalbe SV Presta Valve Extension 31 mm RVC (pair) : Bike Tubes : Sports & Outdoors

    Even without valve extenders I can't...
  20. Well . . . the extenders I've seen, you're...

    Well . . . the extenders I've seen, you're supposed to remove the valve core from the stem, then you screw the extender into the hole where the core was, then screw the core into the hole at the...
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    I don't recognize it... I vote for not off the...

    I don't recognize it... I vote for not off the bike, unless it's part of some accessory I've never encountered.
  22. Thanks for the tip on posting multiple...

    Thanks for the tip on posting multiple quotes--I've wondered about that!
  23. Thread: Rims

    by ClarkinHawaii
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    I believe that for the speeds you ride and the...

    I believe that for the speeds you ride and the shallowness of the 27mm "aero" rim you are considering, you will get no aero benefits at all. Therefore I would pick the offset one which you have...
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    I built this kit last fall (the 20/24 version). ...

    I built this kit last fall (the 20/24 version). I emailed Bdop to ask what tensions and they responded promptly. Don't remember what they said, though. I am riding those wheels now and am quite...
  25. Actually I'm only planning on buying a very few,...

    Actually I'm only planning on buying a very few, since my hooch is starting to look like this memorable scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark450322
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