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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-14-08, 11:06 PM   #1
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pre built wheels

ok so im currently building a new bike with mostly miche parts. i was thinking about getting the miche pistard wheelset to keep with the miche theme, but for 100 more i could get mavic ellipses. which is a better pre built wheelset for the value?
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Old 08-15-08, 04:53 AM   #2
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Mavics are underspoked, overpriced, and have too many proprietary parts that make wheel maintenance a huge PITA. Go with the Miche wheels. They look more logical to me. Having more spokes in the rear and fewer in the front is a wise idea.


Its worth mentioning that you could have a much better wheelset (lighter, butted spokes, more aero) custom built for similar cost.
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Mavics are underspoked, overpriced, and have too many proprietary parts that make wheel maintenance a huge PITA. Go with the Miche wheels. They look more logical to me. Having more spokes in the rear and fewer in the front is a wise idea.


Its worth mentioning that you could have a much better wheelset (lighter, butted spokes, more aero) custom built for similar cost.
where is a reputable place in nyc to get a wheelset built? or online?
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