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Old 07-09-08, 08:03 AM   #1
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Prediction: The Latest Hipster 'Gotta-have'

I'm going to start buying up every old wheel I can get my hands on and relacing like so:

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So eBay, here I come!!! I'm going to be rich I tell you, RICH!!!
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Old 07-09-08, 08:26 AM   #2
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Old 07-09-08, 04:55 PM   #3
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Not exactly a new idea. Nike's done it along with plenty of others.
but I'm sure people will buy it beacause you don't see them all the time, they look cool, and most it would seem care way more about looks over performance. Overall it's a stupid lacing for many reasons. But when you see a chance to make some skrilla why not?

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Old 07-09-08, 05:27 PM   #5
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those look the opposite of cool, imo
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Old 07-09-08, 05:42 PM   #6
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that is the ugliest, tackiest looking thing I have seen on a bike.
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Old 07-09-08, 06:08 PM   #7
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something something become a knee surgeon
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that is the ugliest, tackiest looking thing I have seen on a bike.
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They look like someone saved up all of the Twisted Clothes Hangers that people chop up Huge Lodged Turds with that clog their Toilet and made Wheels out of them. Best Run-On sentence EVER!!!

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Old 07-09-08, 08:38 PM   #11
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Nike has a track bike?
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Old 07-09-08, 08:48 PM   #12
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I'm going to start buying up every old wheel I can get my hands on and relacing like so:

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So eBay, here I come!!! I'm going to be rich I tell you, RICH!!!
ur about 8months late...
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Old 07-09-08, 08:51 PM   #13
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what a bunch of haters! those spokes look cool to me.
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Old 07-09-08, 08:54 PM   #14
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twisted lace always reminds me of BBS wheels, which are rad.
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Old 07-09-08, 08:55 PM   #15
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Tailwhip is the new aerospoke.
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Tailwhip Ftw!
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twisted lace always reminds me of BBS wheels, which are rad.
I always wanted a set of those of my 84 GTI. I miss highschool

But seriously, CX will be the new trend.
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The quintessential hipster accessory...

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twisted lace always reminds me of BBS wheels, which are rad.
do these help with my skidddzzzzzz?
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Old 07-09-08, 11:41 PM   #22
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i heard sneaker wheels were the new deep v

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do these help with my skidddzzzzzz?
On a drift car, yes; on a fixie not so much.
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I always wanted a set of those of my 84 GTI.
yea but a set of RS like that will run you at least double the cost of a 84 GTI. but i can relate. also guilty of driving a volkswagen with wheels worth more than the car.
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yea but a set of RS like that will run you at least double the cost of a 84 GTI. but i can relate. also guilty of driving a volkswagen with wheels worth more than the car.
sort of like Aerospokes on a Schwinn Varsity...
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