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    Good deal a a wheel set?

    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/645856712.html

    I am looking to build up a single speed for myself. I'm pretty new to the quality aspect of building a bike. You're input would help.

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    If you're not planning on ever running them fixed, I might contact that guy. I think $75 is a little much though, see if you can talk him down.
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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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    I don't even think $75 is high... if you're positive you'll never want to run it fixed.
    that wheelset is a perfect way to try a ss conversion without dropping a ton of money into it. if you enjoy it, resell the wheels on craigslist and buy some nicer ones.

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    I'd probably try to "view them" and do spin 'em to check out trueness/roundness... to me "Symphony" reads "I beat the hell out of these wheels." And maybe shimmy the spindle a little and see how beat up the bearings are (I'm guessing they use cartridge bearings, but I have no basis for that... anybody?)

    If they weren't gently used, I might try to bargain a bit.

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    yeah, i have a mavic cxp 22 fixed wheel set right now, but they're on a beater, and i want to build a new fixed and put this set on my beater. also, do you see those as white or just silver with some sort of effect by the camera?

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    Hmm..
    Alex does make white rims, and those definitely look white to me.
    I'm pretty sure the 08 pistas come with silver rims though.. two of my friends have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydr View Post
    "Symphony" reads "I beat the hell out of these wheels."
    symphony is the subway stop. if you knew that though, then i would like to know what you are getting at. thanks for the input. i didn't even think about looking at them for some reason. absent minded i guess.

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    yes, I'm aware... I was a messenger and cab driver in Boston.

    Symphony could mean the part of the South End right behind the Colonnade, or more likely, it means the Fens... and Fens + Bianchi Pista sounds like a college student playing around with a fixed gear in an ungentle way (a theory that would seem to be supported by the stripped lockring). Even if it's not a college student, fixed gear plus Fens still sounds like they may have taken a beating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydr View Post
    yes, I'm aware... I was a messenger and cab driver in Boston.

    Symphony could mean the part of the South End right behind the Colonnade, or more likely, it means the Fens... and Fens + Bianchi Pista sounds like a college student playing around with a fixed gear in an ungentle way (a theory that would seem to be supported by the stripped lockring). Even if it's not a college student, fixed gear plus Fens still sounds like they may have taken a beating.
    awesome then. thanks for the heads up.

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    always haggle
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    You can't just sand fail away.

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