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    Those crazy mag-type wheels...

    So, I am diggin' on the wheels with only four or five plastic dividers (like old bmx mags) and I think they are called "Aerospokes". I am wondering if both my front and back can be set up with them (on a Pista fixie with front break).

    I don't ride hard, no tricks... just steady, but some have said that these type of wheels are weaker than spokes...

    True/false?

    Where do I pick up these things on-line?

    What about the solid Frisbee looking back wheels too, I think they're called discs?




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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronEdge View Post
    So, I am diggin' on the wheels with only four or five plastic dividers (like old bmx mags) and I think they are called "Aerospokes". I am wondering if both my front and back can be set up with them (on a Pista fixie with front break).

    I don't ride hard, no tricks... just steady, but some have said that these type of wheels are weaker than spokes...

    True/false?

    Where do I pick up these things on-line?

    What about the solid Frisbee looking back wheels too, I think they're called discs?




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    I dont know, its a big investment if you know so little about them. But sure, take the plunge you will be a cooler kid on the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
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    after i laughed for a few minutes i figured i'd help ya out....

    kingkog.com ask for Gina.
    expect to wait for up to 2 months (they're on back order).
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    Quote Originally Posted by artblur@artblur View Post
    after i laughed for a few minutes i figured i'd help ya out....

    kingkog.com ask for Gina.
    expect to wait for up to 2 months (they're on back order).
    $580 with shipping.
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    I can't wait until Zipps are the new hot thing in fixed gear fashion.

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    i posted your bike in the ebay/craigslist since you're technically not allowed to yourself. thought it might help.
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    Aerospoke 5 spoke 0% These wheels are the most flexible wheels I've ever tested. There is no difference at or between spokes primarily because they are so flexible everywhere.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/wheel/index.htm

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    I'll try to be a little bit more helpful...assuming that your post was genuine, and not some too-clever trolling effort.

    You're getting hassled because the Aerospoke wheel (alongside the ironic t-shirt, aviator shades and skinny-pants) is now a metonymy for the excesses of fixter/hipster culture. Apparently, you often see Aerospokes on so-called 'poser bikes': bikes modeled on 'genuine' messenger bikes, but actually ridden by people who are reported to care more for fashion than function. Messengers supposedly use front Aerospokes because they are easier to throw a lock through...or some such thing. I don't live in a large city, so I've never seen one in the wild (messenger or Aerospoke). Too bad.

    I've heard that they are reasonably durable, but genuinely heavy. Also, they're made in the US, if that stirs your coffee. I believe that Aerospoke has a fixed rear available, but a few people have posted their concerns about the quality of that item. I would never buy one (front or rear) because I have a thing about being able to cheaply replace failing componentry, and since an AS is monocoque, once it's toast it's toast. That's how it seems, anyway-- check with the manufacturer. Don't trust me, though-- my greatest cycling aspiration is to one day own a Rivendell...so you can see where my loyalties lie.

    Discs are for track racing. They'll give you a crap ride, and make your bike into a kite. Not a good idea. A couple other companies offer low-spoke carbon wheels: Hed, uhm...can't remember the others. Aerospokes have become very popular, lately, and as consequence they aren't readily available. You should use the backorder time to do some research: for that much money, you could buy an absolutely dynamite conventional wheelset, handmade by Peter White himself.
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    Nope, Hipsters have abandoned the fixed gear milieu in favor of Vespa scooters and velour liesure suits.

    They made the switch official during the fashion expo/Hipster convention the middle of last month.

    The guys you currently see dressed in an ironic t-shirt, aviator shades and skinny-pants with an Aerospoke wheel are actually "real-deal" cool biker types.
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    Get you some of these!!

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    I thought the next wheel fad was wooden tubulars.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordiep View Post
    I'll try to be a little bit more helpful...assuming that your post was genuine, and not some too-clever trolling effort.

    You're getting hassled because the Aerospoke wheel (alongside the ironic t-shirt, aviator shades and skinny-pants) is now a metonymy for the excesses of fixter/hipster culture. Apparently, you often see Aerospokes on so-called 'poser bikes': bikes modeled on 'genuine' messenger bikes, but actually ridden by people who are reported to care more for fashion than function. Messengers supposedly use front Aerospokes because they are easier to throw a lock through...or some such thing. I don't live in a large city, so I've never seen one in the wild (messenger or Aerospoke). Too bad.

    I've heard that they are reasonably durable, but genuinely heavy. Also, they're made in the US, if that stirs your coffee. I believe that Aerospoke has a fixed rear available, but a few people have posted their concerns about the quality of that item. I would never buy one (front or rear) because I have a thing about being able to cheaply replace failing componentry, and since an AS is monocoque, once it's toast it's toast. That's how it seems, anyway-- check with the manufacturer. Don't trust me, though-- my greatest cycling aspiration is to one day own a Rivendell...so you can see where my loyalties lie.

    Discs are for track racing. They'll give you a crap ride, and make your bike into a kite. Not a good idea. A couple other companies offer low-spoke carbon wheels: Hed, uhm...can't remember the others. Aerospokes have become very popular, lately, and as consequence they aren't readily available. You should use the backorder time to do some research: for that much money, you could buy an absolutely dynamite conventional wheelset, handmade by Peter White himself.
    aaaaaaahahahaha. haha. ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordiep View Post
    I'll try to be a little bit more helpful...assuming that your post was genuine, and not some too-clever trolling effort. You're getting hassled because the Aerospoke wheel (alongside the ironic t-shirt, aviator shades and skinny-pants) is now a metonymy for the excesses of fixter/hipster culture.
    — Thanx for the help, and my post was/is indeed genuine.

    I'm no hipster (at least by Seattle standards) as I wear a helmet, have a brake and actually like to ride and not just stand next to my bike for myspace pictures... I get where yall are coming from though, for sure.

    Last edited by AaronEdge; 09-27-07 at 05:24 PM.
    Hey, thanx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronEdge View Post
    Thanx for the help, and my post was/is indeed genuine.

    I'm no hipster (at least by Seattle standards) as I wear a helmet, have a break and actually like to ride and not just stand next to my bike for myspace pictures... I get where yall are coming from though, for sure.

    It's cool that you're new and ask questions, but please spell 'brake' right or they'll never respect you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yonderboy View Post
    I can't wait until Zipps are the new hot thing in fixed gear fashion.
    way-too-high price combined with the fact that they're not very durable = probably not going to happen as a trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challoschott View Post
    It's cool that you're new and ask questions, but please spell 'brake' right or they'll never respect you.
    Haha, true... thanx.
    Hey, thanx!
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    I apologize for going off topic, but is anyone else dying for the day fixed-gears stop being "cool" and go back to being plain-old functional?

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    [quote=Gordiep;5347110]I'll try to be a little bit more helpful...assuming that your post was genuine, and not some too-clever trolling effort.

    You're getting hassled because the Aerospoke wheel (alongside the ironic t-shirt, aviator shades and skinny-pants) is now a metonymy for the excesses of fixter/hipster culture. QUOTE]


    good one--ironically and metaphorically I think synechdoche is the correct term, not "metonymy"
    metonymy: the ship plowed through the ocean
    synecdoche: "can you lend me a hand," "aerospokes are hipster-ish"
    Last edited by Suttree; 09-27-07 at 06:17 PM.

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