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Old 05-19-07, 09:38 AM   #1
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Used velocity wheel set for $150...should I do it?

So I was offered a set of used velocity wheels with supposedly formula flip/flop hubs for $150. They said the wheels have about 50 miles on them, so they are pretty new. Do you think this is worth it?
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Old 05-19-07, 09:45 AM   #2
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Which rims are they? Do they suit your needs (i.e. machined sidewalls vs. non-machined sidewalls)?
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that's not bad. I think you can get a miche wheelset for just a little more though.
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50 miles is nothing. Find out what hubs/rims they are. Deep-V wheel sets even with ****ty hubs go for 250-300+
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that's a good deal.
I once sold a pair of deep v's laced to formula hubs for 100 bucks.
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Old 05-19-07, 05:41 PM   #6
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There are formula / deep V handbuilt wheelsets all over ebay right now for $220-250.
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Old 05-19-07, 06:03 PM   #7
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that's a good deal.
I once sold a pair of deep v's laced to formula hubs for 100 bucks.
Why so low?
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It ends up they are velocity razor wheels. Does anybody know anything about this model? The rims are machined on the braking surface.
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i ride these. they are not deep v's by any means. solid rims, but definitely not a steal at the price you're quoting.

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It ends up they are velocity razor wheels. Does anybody know anything about this model? The rims are machined on the braking surface.
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thanks for the info. I think I'm going to opt against them. They ended up being black with silver spokes, anyway, and I was looking for something all black.
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Why so low?
not sure.
I guess there was no need for me to be trying to make a profit at the time.
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