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    recommend a nice wheelset

    i have the wheels that came stock with my KHS flite. would like to upgrade to something a bit nicer and lighter but dont want to spend a lot. any recommendations:? how are the mavics?

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    mavic ellipse track wheels are nice but from my experience they can require a bit more truing than handbuilt wheels.
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    Mavic Ellipse been working great for me for the past 4 months. I highly recommend them. But they are heavy wheels. Seem to be very strong. I commute on them daily.
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    Phil fixed/fixed, 3x to Open Pros.
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    get a handjob. Any handbuilt wheels from a stand-up shop are less trouble in the long run. Ellipses and cane creeks are damn sexy, but I wouldn't trust them over potholes and up curbs.
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    Surly, Paul, Phil, (pick your price range) 32h 3x rear, 1-2x front, laced to DT Swiss RR1.1 rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackstar10
    mavic ellipse track wheels are nice but from my experience they can require a bit more truing than handbuilt wheels.
    3000 + miles on the set I had and they are still perfectly true. All miles were on some of the worst streets in Chicago.
    One problem I have seen though is a few people having the rear hub seize on them very shortly.
    This happened to 2 people I know and 1 a friend of mine knows. All within the first 2 weeks of normal riding.

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    paul high flange to DT swiss RR 1.2

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    36h formula or surly to cxp33s, crows foot back and front. seriously.
    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
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    I got my Miche/open pros from Ben's for 200. I think I go tthe last set though

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    how old is the KHS?

    Relace your low flange formulas to open pros.

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    I have a KHS Flite (2006) and the wheels are **** after only 300 miles. Lets talk budget wheels here, i'm sure this has been exhausted to death, but lets start with under $300 wheels. Non-velocity deep v/formula....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zurich
    I have a KHS Flite (2006) and the wheels are **** after only 300 miles. Lets talk budget wheels here, i'm sure this has been exhausted to death, but lets start with under $300 wheels. Non-velocity deep v/formula....
    openpro/dt comp/formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    openpro/dt comp/formula.
    This is correct.

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    open pro/velocity aerohead/velocity fusion/cxp 33/take your pick...

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