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    New Wheels in NYC?

    My KHS Aero is begging for me for new wheels (rims, hubs, tires, the whole shabang) -
    can anyone recommend a local shop (nyc or bklyn) and what would you recommend?
    The bike is ridden 100% on nyc streets (w/ front brake) - I want something light/strong and not have to sell a kidney to pay for it. If there is a huge difference, I can go online however prefer to eyeball it and take it home. What can I expect to pay for a decent set?
    Thanks in advance.
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    You can get some decent wheels from Trackstar, NYC Velo and BikeWorks.

    Formula's laced to Deep V's seem to be the standard and don't cost very much.

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    i got my wheels built at trackstar. they know what theyre doing and are priced about average. i would try to get hubs with hollow axles so you can replace the regular bolts with locks, as bike and wheel theft is pretty much a regular thing in nyc. also, i went into continuum the other day, over on 13th and B. the owners a pretty awesome guy and i think they build wheels. the store isnt too impressive but they can get pretty much anything.

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    Thanks all - for those who have purchased from trackstar - approx how much was a complete set and what did you get? (ex: deep v's, x-brand hub, y- brand spokes, etc...)

    TIA
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    If you want the wheels hand built it's hard to find a better shop than bike works. But the other recommendations in this thread are all good, I have had wheels built by trackstar that were great.

    Most of the wheel builds I had were from parts that I already had so I can't really comment on price.

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    my wheels all total with tax plus a soma everwear (40) and a vittoria rubino (30) were around 500. i have velocity deep Vs laced to red iro hubs with black spokes. i would expect around 400 for a basic build up including tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
    If you want the wheels hand built it's hard to find a better shop than bike works.
    +1. I had wheels build at BW and they did a great job.

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    trackstar has some HED3s for you

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    any thoughts on Mavic Ellipse??
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    Quote Originally Posted by eMwolB View Post
    any thoughts on Mavic Ellipse??
    i know many people who love love love them as street wheels and as track wheels. i also know people who have had many problems with: the bearings, the proprietary threadings, the soft lockrings, the proprietary axles....
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    I have never had any problems with Mavic on my road bikes and I do not know much about Deep V's besides peoples opinions.
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