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Old 10-08-07, 03:06 PM   #1
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which ebay store to buy from? (wheels)

i see velocity deep v wheelsets on ebay from wheel & sprocket and Bellsbikeshop, anyone have experience buying from either one of these two places , could you recommend either of the two mentioned?
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Old 10-08-07, 03:12 PM   #2
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wheelandsprocket shipped my wheels in really ****ty packaging. they also were very loud - pinging spokes for a day.
now they're pretty good.
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Old 10-08-07, 03:37 PM   #3
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wheelandsprocket shipped my wheels in really ****ty packaging. they also were very loud - pinging spokes for a day.
now they're pretty good.
Wheel and Sprocket last week shipped me some Weinnman DP-18's ........ I ordered Velocity Deep V's , i was not pleased. But they are paying for the return shipping and getting the proper ones out to me with out question.

They seem like they are nice to work with, more than willing to own up on their mistakes.
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Old 10-08-07, 04:16 PM   #5
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Yea, I was happy overall with my purchase from wheelandsprocket but the packaging could've been a tad better.
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Old 10-08-07, 04:17 PM   #6
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Wheel and Sprocket last week shipped me some Weinnman DP-18's ........ I ordered Velocity Deep V's , i was not pleased. But they are paying for the return shipping and getting the proper ones out to me with out question.

They seem like they are nice to work with, more than willing to own up on their mistakes.
hahahhahaha. they were hoping you wouldn't notice the difference.
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Old 10-08-07, 05:00 PM   #7
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hahahhahaha. they were hoping you wouldn't notice the difference.

hahahah

I ordered the Deep V's right when the big post about cheap Weinmanns going up on to ebay and a bunch of people we going for them.

I received the box early friday morning, opened it to expect my Deep V's to be glistening before my eyes and I saw Blue, and i was like "hmm sent me the wrong color" pulled one out and I was WTF??!?!

besides wanting my proper wheels (which were $80 more, made in USA , not china) , i wanted to get them back to the store because so many people were scrambling for them, i didn't want someone to miss out, since some colors were already sold out.

in my opinion i didn't really care much for the DP-18's when i pulled them out, finish wasn't to great and a few nic's in the finish. Although $80's is a decent amount of money, i would reconmend the deep v's over the DP-18's .
Even the un-machined brake surface had a large drop off to the rest of the rims and didn't look too great and the finish around the nipples for the spokes wasn't so hot.
If you were getting the DP-18's get the machined brake surfaces, it would look a lot more clean.

safe to say, someone ordered some DP-18's and got a luckey surprize of red anodized deep v's . Glad some one at least profited.
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Try to avoid Bells Bike Shop. I purchased a set of Deep V's from them Sept 22 and have yet to see them, I e-mailed a couple times with no responses and wasn't told that my wheels had even shipped. USPS says they were eventually "picked up" on Wed(10/3) but I'm still waiting; They also are supposed to be coming 2-3 day Priority Mail.

My order could be delayed for various reasons so if you were to order from them you might have better luck.

EDIT: finally received them today(10/9).

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Ordered from Bells on Friday, I'll report back when I get my wheels.
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i ordered from bells bike shop this summer. i didnt get my wheels for over a month and when i emailed them they told me they had been shipped. they still didnt show up for some time so i filed a paypal dispute. got an email back the next day. wheels were really nicely packed tho. and they turned out to be badassss.
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Bells has a prob. with shipping I ordered a full deep v for my brother but before that I bought two white deep v's for myself. This was in the middle of last month. And my brothers wheels came in first, three weeks late. I have yet to see my white rims.
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ordered some deep vs from wheel and sprocket, i asked him about 3 day shipping if possible and he ended up giving me 2 day shipping at no extra charge. they came super fast but the packaging was kinda iffy.
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all of this bad news is coming right when i am eyeing up those cheap dp18 rims and formulas hubs that both stores are offering. come on.
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www.bicyclewheels.com also has those wheels.
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Bells has a prob. with shipping I ordered a full deep v for my brother but before that I bought two white deep v's for myself. This was in the middle of last month. And my brothers wheels came in first, three weeks late. I have yet to see my white rims.
i just ordered a set of deep v wheels 10/7, from Bell's bike, after reading all these problems your having i I'm now sick! i see that he has all good feeback, so i thought it was a safe purchase. ^ were your brother's wheels built good ??
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www.bicyclewheels.com also has those wheels.
VERY GOOD SITE WILL SHOP AGAIN
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i just ordered a set of deep v wheels 10/7, from Bell's bike, after reading all these problems your having i I'm now sick! i see that he has all good feeback, so i thought it was a safe purchase. ^ were your brother's wheels built good ??
Exact reason's I purchased from them as well. They took a while to get here but the wheels are in excellent shape and the packaging was done very well.
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[QUOTE=na975;5423757]i just ordered a set of deep v wheels 10/7, from Bell's bike, after reading all these problems your having i I'm now sick! i see that he has all good feeback, so i thought it was a safe purchase. ^ were your brother's wheels built good ??[/QUO

They needed to be trued. And three nipples split in half, in the process at my lbs.
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I've bought from wheelandsprocket on multiple occasions - they are prone to mistakes here and there (they sent me the wrong size derailleur clamp on one occasion; that was frustrating) but in every time they are very willing to own up to mistakes and correct the problem as best as they can. I generally like them.
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i've bought from both. good experience. no problem w/bell's or wheel and sprocket. shipped fast.
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i've had absolutely no problems with Bell's. I ordered and paid on 10/4, and received my wheels yesterday. AND that was over the holiday weekend
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i've had absolutely no problems with Bell's. I ordered and paid on 10/4, and received my wheels yesterday. AND that was over the holiday weekend
haha awesome
i paid a day later than you
i hope i get my **** soon
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i've had absolutely no problems with Bell's. I ordered and paid on 10/4, and received my wheels yesterday. AND that was over the holiday weekend
Well you were lucky, I don't know what the hell they were doing with my order.
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Has anyone had any experience with Fly Bike Shop? I've come close a few times to getting some things off them. http://myworld.ebay.com/flybikeshop/
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i've bought from both. good experience. no problem w/bell's or wheel and sprocket. shipped fast.
did he send you a tracking # ? ( Bells bike ).
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