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    Is this wheelset a good deal?

    I'm going to attempt to convert an old road bike into ss/fixed gear. Someone has offered to sell me a used wheelset with Weinmann SP17 rims and Formula track hubs. That's all I know about them until I get a chance to see them. He wants $95, does this seem like a reasonable deal so far?

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    No way. You have to haggle.
    A cop pulled me over for riding 2 abreast at 2:30am on a 4 lane road and informed me that bicycles are not classified as a vehicle in Massachusetts. As a result, I'm pretty bummed about having moved to Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathletics View Post
    No way. You have to haggle.
    Then what's a good price that I should try to get him down to?

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    95 is actually pretty damn reasonable, assuming the wheels are in good shape. the same type of wheelset would go for around $170 new, i think.

    you should see the rims in person, point out a couple flaws (i.e. if they are slightly out of true or the hubs need new bearings), and haggle down to $80.

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    I don't know a lot about that rim, but there's no way that wheelset should go for $170. This looks to be a similar wheelset, and it goes for $110 new. So yeah, it's probably not a very good deal. Talk the seller down.

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    nevermine if it's a good deal, you should be asking if the wheels are any damn good.

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    I'll probably take a look at the wheels tomorrow to make sure there are no problems with them. Meanwhile, I found the wheels for sale at NYC Bikes, but I'm not sure they are 100% identical. They meet the description, Weinmann SP17 rims with formula track hubs, they're going for about $90 new each.

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    Def lowball him
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    i sell stuff on CL all the time. i hate nerds who try to lowball an already low price. $95 is the bottom. if you sit there and hem-haw over it, somebody else will buy them at the already low price. then you will cry over your missed opportunity.

    I had those wheels once and I liked them very much. you can find them being sold by people who bought the KHS flite 100 and swapped out the wheels. they're decent light wheels.

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    Maybe if it was a complete stranger, I would be an ass and try to lowball but he's kind of a friend of a friend.

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    here's how they looked on my bike (non-machined sidewalls). They were stong and light. I really think they're a good deal if you get formula hubs. I've since gotten rid of this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_luv_hooters View Post
    i sell stuff on CL all the time.
    Keep me updated on that

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