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Old 05-08-07, 03:35 PM   #1
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Thoughts on this wheel set?

http://cgi.ebay.com/AERO-700C-ROAD-B...QQcmdZViewItem

what are your thoughts on these wheels + hubs, I know the price is high here, but in general, is this good starting point for my fixie conversion?
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Old 05-08-07, 03:57 PM   #2
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For those that don't want to click the link/can't.
Front and rear...
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Old 05-08-07, 03:58 PM   #3
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I think they are cheaper on bicyclewheels.com
hubs are good not too sure about the rims but ride them till they die

but check this price out more betterer
http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR

oops I meant this
http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR
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Old 05-08-07, 04:12 PM   #4
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i almost bought those, but i just bought locally instead
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I bought exactly the same ones from Nashbar, early last year. When they arrived, I took 'em to the LBS and had them true'd with higher tension on the spokes. Seems to hold up really well after more than a year of riding.
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formula hubs are good
dt is good
brass nips are good
rims I dunno.
color- I'd go for all black.
I think these are qbp built. the handbuilt part is silly since the people making them are underpaid robots.

they should be durable, and if the build is bad they can be tensioned & retrued. go for it.
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Old 05-08-07, 05:33 PM   #7
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For sure get em from bicycle wheels .com much less expensive. I got a pair and they are sweet.
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weinmann deep v's are heavy as ****
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tough as **** though
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weinmann deep v's are heavy as ****
I don't know why people say this. I just got Deep V's AND the Weinmann DP-18 wheelsets. The Deep V's went on my Pista and the Weinmanns on my converted single-speed. I don't think they are heavy at all, they weigh just about the same as my Mavics. I'm certain they aren't as light as double priced wheels but the way people talk about them here you would think they are made of lead.

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what are your thoughts on these wheels + hubs, I know the price is high here, but in general, is this good starting point for my fixie conversion?
I've been riding that wheelset (from wheel&sprocket) for about 2 weeks now on my single-speed. They seem really strong and well built. Cosmetically they aren't as clean as the Deep V's. There is a visible join on the outside of the rim and on the inside there was some pretty sloppy chunks of glue everywhere near the seam -- not a big deal, you can't see it when the tire is on there and I just scraped it off.
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I think they are cheaper on bicyclewheels.com
hubs are good not too sure about the rims but ride them till they die

but check this price out more betterer
http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR

oops I meant this
http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR
Thanks, I'm really glad you saved me.
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