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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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    For those that don't want to click the link/can't.
    Front and rear...
    HAND-BUILT BRAND NEW FORMULA / DP18 WHEELSET!
    700C CLINCHER ROAD BIKE SIZING (TAKES NORMAL TUBE AND TIRE!)
    FORMULA 36 HOLE HIGH-FLANGE SEALED BEARING TRACK HUBS!
    FLIP-FLOP FIXED GEAR / FREEWHEEL REAR HUB!
    14g DT SWISS STAINLESS SPOKES W/BRASS NIPPLES- STRONG!
    100MM FRONT HUB, 120MM REAR (CAN BE EASILY SPACED OUT OR IN!)
    WEINMANN 30MM AERO 36HOLE CLINCHER RIMS!

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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
    Last edited by sniks; 05-08-07 at 05:07 PM.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by number18
    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.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sniks
    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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