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Old 11-26-03, 04:05 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with Van Dessel?

I was thinking about building a set of wheels using their hubs, but might just buy a set of their pre-built wheels.

Anyone have any experience with their pre-built stuff? I'm looking for first hand info about the strength, durability, etc.

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Old 11-26-03, 04:41 PM   #2
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i just ordered the hubs today for my country road bob
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Old 11-26-03, 05:10 PM   #3
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Do a search on Van Dessel in this forum. There has been at least one person with the wheels that has been very happy with them.
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Old 11-26-03, 08:24 PM   #4
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Thanks, I did a search before I posted but sisn't see much about first-hand experiences. There's a dealer about a half hour away from me so after the Holiday I'm going to call and see if they might have a set in the store.

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Old 11-30-03, 07:38 AM   #5
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Check out the "rear spacing - in or out?" thread. A guy in there was super happy with his VD wheels. I just got my rear wheel, but am waiting on other parts before I can ride the fixie.
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I had them on a country road bob I rode for a season. they worked well enough for me, the hubs are much smoother than I expected. the wheels built with the vd rims were just a bit heavy if I recall but overall Ive got no complaints, in fact Ill probl be buying a set for my crosscheck this week, either the hubs or the wheelset, yet to decide.
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