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    What's this wild five spoked wheel?

    So, I've searched the forum and lots of other resources to no (definite) avail. How do Aerospoke's track hubs hold up to street riding? Street riding without a brake. Like, you know, emergency leg-over skid stops (no handed of course). Do the hubs strip or come loose from the wheel? I've always said they suck for a back wheel, but without any real reasoning.

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    A+ Thread, Would read again.

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    Hey, if they hold up to sticker induced MASH Skidderzorzorzz!!111!! theyll hold up in Florida

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    I've told this story before, but I was with my girlfriend in Portland for a job interview/vacation a few months ago. She left to go meet her potential employer, and I went off on my own to go walk around.

    About twenty minutes after she left, my phone rang, and it's her. She says "I just saw a bike with five spokes and they were all pink, and so I thought I'd call and tell you about it."
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    they suck cause they are heavy and flexy. not good for wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    I've told this story before, but I was with my girlfriend in Portland for a job interview/vacation a few months ago. She left to go meet her potential employer, and I went off on my own to go walk around.

    About twenty minutes after she left, my phone rang, and it's her. She says "I just saw a bike with five spokes and they were all pink, and so I thought I'd call and tell you about it."
    innocence is so beautiful

    what i wouldnt give to have it again
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    i'll give this another 20 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    I've told this story before, but I was with my girlfriend in Portland for a job interview/vacation a few months ago. She left to go meet her potential employer, and I went off on my own to go walk around.

    About twenty minutes after she left, my phone rang, and it's her. She says "I just saw a bike with five spokes and they were all pink, and so I thought I'd call and tell you about it."
    dude is a messenger and still has it...so weird

    as for backwheels just be aware they flex

    sometimes a lot

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    charles mason rocked one before he got caught
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    charles mason rocked one before he got caught
    mwahahaha... he was way ahead of the times

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    oh, that charles mason

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    Charles Mason is for whom the Mason-Dixon line was named. I don't think he was a hippie ginger with a giant beard, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    my mom is writing a book on that damn line. **** that line.
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    The reason they're no good for a back wheel is twofold: first, bikes just don't work without at least ONE velocity deep-v rim, for reasons largely unknown. Second, the rider needs to have at least one spoke-card storage area...you know, to show how hip they are.
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    my mom is writing a book on that damn line. **** that line.
    ... must... resist .... use.... of .... "ya mama" joke.....

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    I have a set. The rear hub used to slip inside the shell due to the design but that's been fixed now thanks to JB Weld. Since the issue has been addressed I don't think it's a problem with the rears anymore. I really like them as wheels. They ARE VERY HEAVY compared to traditional wheels, but I don't mind since I am a heavy rider (180lbs) and need a strong wheel (I cracked a Mavic OP). For those who really complain about the weight, I think they may be lighter/smaller riders so the weight is much more noticeable. They take off ride vibrations but that can account to the flex of the wheel. They are flexy when sprinting, but why does that matter when riding in the streets, because sprinting is not your main priority. The rotational mass makes it easier to keep speed but then again, in the streets you're always having to change speed so it makes it stupid to have them. So why get them? If you think they are cool looking (which I think they are) and want a strong wheel then go for them. If you care about the performance aspect, just pass because they'll only make you bitter.
    You may want to lower your gearing because starting and stopping is noticeably more difficult
    Here's how I had em on me C'dale (which is sold now )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gyeswho...7600027717621/

    But now they're going on Project: Black Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    charles mason rocked one before he got caught
    Someone change the spokes into a swastika shape.

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    emergency leg-over skids?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    charles mason rocked one before he got caught
    This dude is actually a pretty cool guy. He can do some pretty sick tricks. He is an ATL local. He's also a pretty fast rider too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeane4 View Post
    This dude is actually a pretty cool guy. He can do some pretty sick tricks. He is an ATL local. He's also a pretty fast rider too.
    aw its you isnt it

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    actually, i watched that dude for most of the night, he is amazing to watch.
    I also almost ran into him because i was power sliding through a turn on the wrong side of the road.
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    The important question is how well do these wheels hold up to snarky questions?
    Remember the 9/11's

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    My aerospoke poops on deep vs.
    I got random track parts for sale. 08 Dura Ace NIB comps for CHEAP!

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    in before the lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    But now they're going on Project: Black Moon
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gyeswho...19587/sizes/m/
    wow, an all black build. how original. no wonder you gave it such an alluring name.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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