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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 01-06-09, 03:49 PM   #1
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How many of you

ride Mavic Ellipses on the street?

I'm coming into some money (working full-time for the next few months), which is great because it's time for a new wheelset. I have always loved and am considering Ellipses. But I'd be riding on the street mostly and I do feel a bit guilty about it.

If you disagree with riding Ellipses on the street (which a lot of you guys might), recommend me a good ALL black, low profile, decently lightweight, strong rim other than Velocity Aeroheads, and Open Pro CD. I know those are good, but I want to know what else is out there.
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Old 01-06-09, 03:58 PM   #2
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my understanding is that the ellipses are a b*itch to maintain and stronger wheels can be built with regular spokes. IRD for rim rec.
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Old 01-06-09, 04:49 PM   #3
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you could always do prolly's thing and use 29er disc only rims, if you're not running brakes
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