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    Hottest wheels for $400?

    I need wheelz.

    They must be hawt.

    I have four Big Bens.

    Advice?

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    1 aerospoke

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    Try the Search function.

    Let Me Google That For You

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    hed3 clincher or da7600 hubs laced to Vs + some money left over.

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    Mavic Open Pros + DA Track Hubs = AWESOME!

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    I'd say DA hf to DT Swiss road rims.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    mavic ellipse are like 450...they look pretty "hot"
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    i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy

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    u can get ellipses for 300$ mint on alot of fg forums

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    4 pairs of Deep V's to formula hubs used.

    YOU CAN MAKE YO RIDE MATCH YO SHOOEZ.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
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    ebay spinergy rev-x's

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    I'd get low-flange Dura-Ace to Open Pros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
    u can get ellipses for 300$ mint on alot of fg forums
    care to point me in the right direction?

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    Ellipses are prone to problems with the soft proprietary lockrings (stripping), the bearings (ovalizing), and the axles (breaking).
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    hold onto your cash, ebay some atlantas or 404s, build away.

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    Formulas hubs laced to the Road Forum group buy 50mm carbon clinchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chase. View Post
    hold onto your cash, ebay some atlantas or 404s, build away.
    i've seen NOS atlanta rims go for around 400$ LOL

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    i dont know if they're "hawt" but i got brand new non machined silver deep v's laced to phil wood hubs for 375 off craigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennywize View Post
    i dont know if they're "hawt" but i got brand new non machined silver deep v's laced to phil wood hubs for 375 off craigs.
    Good idea. He should buy those.

    Is this just for cruising around the city? Open Pro CD to Formula and then pocket the rest. Get them built by someone who actually knows what they're doing, because the build is more important than the parts.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    ambrosio excellight to phils by a highly-regarded builder.

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    You could buy my Cane Creek Track V wheels, I have for sale, for under the amount you want to spend and have $$ left over. It comes with all you need except a cog, but the front has a little play not noticed while riding. PM me if you're interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
    ambrosio excellight to phils by a highly-regarded builder.
    Those rims are nice, but I honestly don't see the point in buying Phils aside from flash. Once you replace the locknuts, Formulas will do everything that Phils do. When it's time for new bearings, just get the Phils if you really notice that very very slight amount of extra drag.

    Of course, this is a thread about looking flashy, so I guess they kind of fit in here.

    At least have the decency to get the LF Phils if you do buy them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Sell you a set of white deep V's laced to formula hubs for $250. WITH TIRES BABY!

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    http://spinlitecycling.com/single-speed-wheels.htm
    White Industries ENO Fixed hubs laced to Open Pros or Velociy Aeroheads with Sapim Laser spokes. Lighter and faster than anything else mentioned here, but won't win you any points since its not Phil, DA, or Superbe Pro....

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    Thanks for the advice as well as the offers. Gyeswho those Cane Creeks look great, I may PM you later if I decide to buy wheels soon. At this moment I'm still weighing my options. Kinda tempted to look for some Spinergy Rev-Xs despite horror stories of breakages. I'm relatively light @ 145 so they should be OK..

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    Quote Originally Posted by the beef View Post
    Thanks for the advice as well as the offers. Gyeswho those Cane Creeks look great, I may PM you later if I decide to buy wheels soon. At this moment I'm still weighing my options. Kinda tempted to look for some Spinergy Rev-Xs despite horror stories of breakages. I'm relatively light @ 145 so they should be OK..
    it's not about weight, it's about design. there are generations of Rev-Xs that fail and ones that do not.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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