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Old 05-10-07, 09:11 PM   #1
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Does a slight strip mean the hub is completely useless for brakeless riding?

threads are still very deep so i just wanted to make sure. does it look bad?

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* what's the widest cog thread on the market? i hear EAI is thick but is there thicker?
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Old 05-10-07, 09:14 PM   #2
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Why did you make yet another thread for this


take it to where you bought it; nobody can tell anything from your cel phone pictures
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Old 05-10-07, 09:26 PM   #3
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okay thread over sorry
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bummer you stripped a $300 aerospoke
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Old 05-11-07, 09:46 AM   #5
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Those wheels are funny in person because you're all like 'whats the big deal? Oversize bmx mag wheels?'
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Old 05-11-07, 10:32 AM   #6
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can i laugh?
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i laughed. no one in NYC riding those crappy wheels hasn't had problems with the rear hub. a word to the wise... don't buy aerospoke rear wheels. they're complete and utter crap.

if you do buy them, don't come whining when they fall apart.

that is all.
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I laugh everytime I see some kid in Brooklyn on one of those wheelsets. They're heavy as **** and yes, the hubs strip almost immediatly after 100 miles or so. What's the point in riding carbon if they aren't lighter than standard wheels?
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They aren't carbon per se... some kind of polymer. They could be carbon reinforced, but they are essentially plastic.
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I laugh everytime I see some kid in Brooklyn on one of those wheelsets. They're heavy as **** and yes, the hubs strip almost immediatly after 100 miles or so. What's the point in riding carbon if they aren't lighter than standard wheels?
alota folks had strippage like that? dang im a little worried now.
i bought them for looks but mainly for the strength they are said to have (ill put that to test and hopefully they don't fail). im not looking to have he lightest thing in the world. i just took them to the shop and he fixed things so i rode from 42nd to E233 Whiteplains. Let me say HOLY CRAP these bastards are hard to pedal against but they provide a great workout at the sacrifice of top speed.
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i bought them for looks
At least you're honest about it.
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hahaha. I think they "look cool" - like as a concept sketch from a industrial designer looks cool... I threw a set on my KHS, picked it up and it felt a lot heavier. Decided to go with a traditional build.

Why invest the money into a set of wheels that you can't true or repair if they crack?
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hahaha. I think they "look cool" - like as a concept sketch from a industrial designer looks cool... I threw a set on my KHS, picked it up and it felt a lot heavier. Decided to go with a traditional build.

Why invest the money into a set of wheels that you can't true or repair if they crack?
i heard it takes ALOT to put these out of commission and they don't just go out of true. the riding i do is not about tricks but riding to get places and i *wanted* but did not need these but i've had my eyes on these wheels for a while now. yea they are stinkin heavy as a pair but if they can handle the holes of NY without needing service then i think they are worth it, but this is just me. i may be a fool for getting them but i hope they serve me well

*A-spoke has a deal to replace them for $150 damaged or not so that could be counted as a bonus i guess? at least its not car insurance or gas $$$ is what i say to justify things
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better get a new hub or a front brake
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i heard it takes ALOT to put these out of commission and they don't just go out of true. the riding i do is not about tricks but riding to get places and i *wanted* but did not need these but i've had my eyes on these wheels for a while now. yea they are stinkin heavy as a pair but if they can handle the holes of NY without needing service then i think they are worth it, but this is just me. i may be a fool for getting them but i hope they serve me well

*A-spoke has a deal to replace them for $150 damaged or not so that could be counted as a bonus i guess? at least its not car insurance or gas $$$ is what i say to justify things
i'm still confused though. when i rebuilt my front wheel on my comuter in the fall when i was hit, i built a new deep-v onto the phil from the destroyed wheel with the same spokes and nipples--total cost, one deep-v and a few hours to dismantle the old wheel and build the new one. i beat the hell out of my bikes on the same streets that you do. the wheel hasn't even gone a hair out of true.

why the hell would you buy a wheel where the only answer to fixing it is sending it back to the manufacturer and then paying them 150 bucks to fix something that they built like crap in the first place and was destroyed--not in an accident, but just from normal use.

that doesn't sound like the indestructable, practical product you're trying so hard to convince yourself and everyone else that you've bought. keep the front and ditch the rear. get a HED rear or--better yet--a traditional spoked one.

if it's just looks, it's just looks. fine, but that's really all it could be. there's nothing practical about their rear wheels.
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i'm still confused though. when i rebuilt my front wheel on my comuter in the fall when i was hit, i built a new deep-v onto the phil from the destroyed wheel with the same spokes and nipples--total cost, one deep-v and a few hours to dismantle the old wheel and build the new one. i beat the hell out of my bikes on the same streets that you do. the wheel hasn't even gone a hair out of true.

why the hell would you buy a wheel where the only answer to fixing it is sending it back to the manufacturer and then paying them 150 bucks to fix something that they built like crap in the first place and was destroyed--not in an accident, but just from normal use.

that doesn't sound like the indestructable, practical product you're trying so hard to convince yourself and everyone else that you've bought. keep the front and ditch the rear. get a HED rear or--better yet--a traditional spoked one.

if it's just looks, it's just looks. fine, but that's really all it could be. there's nothing practical about their rear wheels.
yea your right. i think i may wanna sell it now dang i wish i wasn't the guinea pig to make it vocal about the problems of this wheel with street riding. yea a traditional i have, Deep V. so i guess i could just do that. crap, what will i do??? i dunno if anyone is gonna wanna buy it. hopefully if i get $$$ for it, then i could get a phil wood hub and wheel
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dude stop buying the most expensive ****

your problems will be half as exspensive and your ride will be 7/8 as good
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just thow it up on ebay. I mean hey you bought it why not some other sucker?
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dude stop buying the most expensive ****

your problems will be half as exspensive and your ride will be 7/8 as good
i see what you're saying its just im lookin for something that's durable so i guess that's why i bought the wheel to begin with ignorant of the fact that they came with this issue. a phil is the second best option since i hear they are very good. im the type that would pay good $ for something to last a while instead of going a lil cheaper and having to replace. but this doesn't apply here darn
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just thow it up on ebay. I mean hey you bought it why not some other sucker?
i would but my integrity would be compromised because im giving someone else a prob and i cant do that. i can't do that without knowing an actual track rider is goin to use these and not someone who rides in the street. my heart would be troubled if i did that to someone. i guess i may but put a note they should only buy it if they intend on using it in the track only.
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I had been riding my front aerospoke for a while and recently had them send me a track hub for it. if you look at the other thread about this you can read about it all. Right now its working good, but the begining was annoying. I haven'thad any strippage but it seems like it might be a good idea to use loctite on the threads that hold the hub in place, cause it seems to be a problem area.

I will keep you posted if it fails or anything, and then i will pop the front hub back in and ride it that way.
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at some point more $ actually = less durability

it is important to figure out where the relationship inverts
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I had been riding my front aerospoke for a while and recently had them send me a track hub for it. if you look at the other thread about this you can read about it all. Right now its working good, but the begining was annoying. I haven'thad any strippage but it seems like it might be a good idea to use loctite on the threads that hold the hub in place, cause it seems to be a problem area.

I will keep you posted if it fails or anything, and then i will pop the front hub back in and ride it that way.
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I have it in my head that you could convert it to a front? Probably flip easier than. Unless I made that up, and it is possible.
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