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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 06-02-09, 05:38 AM   #1
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So you get ONE Aerospoke.

Would you rather have one as a front wheel, or one for the back wheel?

please explain why.
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Old 06-02-09, 05:40 AM   #2
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One on the front of your adult trike.
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Old 06-02-09, 05:56 AM   #3
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I'd sell it and purchase a better wheel and still have change left over.
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I know I sure wanted one for my front wheel back in '03.

I thought it would be unique.


Anyways, I hear their track hubs slip, I dunno. So the front? Take the money and get some Open Pro's is my two cents.
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Old 06-02-09, 06:21 AM   #5
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I like the look of them and want one just based on the look factor alone. I wouldn't buy one unless I found one ******** cheap, but I would want the front.
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Old 06-02-09, 06:27 AM   #6
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Rear. Crosswinds suck. How are the bearings on those things?
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Front.

Easy to change between bikes. Easier to re-sell.
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Old 06-02-09, 07:27 AM   #8
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rear, every poser and their mom goes front. dont be that guy
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Old 06-02-09, 07:32 AM   #9
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I have a rear Aerospoke ... performance on it is pure crap ... feels like I am pulling a ball and chain. But the rear wheel is the one that takes a beating and that's what Aerospokes are good at doing so, no complaints. Came painted by my LBS a sparkle green color. Looks good on my steel rig and wears damage wonderfully for polo. Not so great for races.
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Old 06-02-09, 07:55 AM   #10
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people still buy aerospokes?
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Old 06-02-09, 07:58 AM   #11
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I am sure if you were to check eBay you would find they are selling like hotcakes. Just guessing. I can't imagine people aren't still buying them.
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Oh wow- just searched ebay- 40 aerospokes for sale; all of them 300-400. Plus this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1996-EV-WARRIOR-...3%3A1|294%3A50
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Old 06-02-09, 08:17 AM   #13
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Lol that thing is weird.
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Oh wow- just searched ebay- 40 aerospokes for sale; all of them 300-400. Plus this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1996-EV-WARRIOR-...3%3A1|294%3A50
Graeme Obree's bike with a lawn mower engine and arrospokes instead of trispokes?
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Old 06-02-09, 09:35 AM   #15
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Oh wow- just searched ebay- 40 aerospokes for sale; all of them 300-400. Plus
morons and fashion-victims -- all of 'em.
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An aerospoke for polo? Doesn't the ball just go right through?
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An aerospoke for polo? Doesn't the ball just go right through?
cardboard can cover up the holes if you were really worried about it
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Yes, it goes right through. It'll even go through a 32 spoke wheel though too. A lot of us have disc covers.
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yo devilshaircut do you have a picture of your bike? green sparkle aerospoke sounds ballin
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One on the front of your adult trike.
Yep, that's what's on shapelikes trike
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Old 06-02-09, 10:04 AM   #21
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That's my Aerospoke, painted by a guy at one of my LBSs.
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In theory, the reason why you put a aero wheel in front (if you only have 1) is that the front wheel sees more wind than the rear. The rear wheel is mostly obscured by the seat-tube (If you have one). Disc wheels are not suitable for the front because in x-winds steering can get sketchy, and this is why they have 3/4/5 spoke aero wheels.

That is how it applies to road/ tri riding. But since Aerospokes are neither aero nor light, I don't think it really matters.
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Old 06-02-09, 10:35 AM   #23
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i have heard that the power transfer is greater with the spoke and thats why some people put em in the rear. entirely hearsay though, this dude was no expert.

can i get some specs on the paint job btw? looks ****ing awesome.

im a fashion victim and i dont care if youre not ok with it.
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Old 06-02-09, 11:31 AM   #24
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Not sure what kind of paint the guy used. His name is Bobby Costello and he does a lot of the bike paint jobs here locally in Atlanta. With an Aerospoke it takes forever to get up to speed and when you do you have to put your back into it (compared to a regular wheel). But it really does carry a good deal of momentum. Anyhow I don't recommend this wheel if you care at all about performance. It is, however, resilient ... and good looking.
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Old 06-02-09, 01:32 PM   #25
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if the aerospoke is bad then why do so many people bust a nut for it.
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