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    Cheap Deep V's :O

    I just found someone selling never used white, machined, Deep V's for $200. The guy sounds pretty desperate, so I'm thinking maybe I can talk him down to $150. Comes w/ formula hubs (flip/flop in the back) and black spokes.

    I was originally intending on getting the same setup except w/ Mavic Open Pros, but they're ~$100 more new with tax/shipping factored in. I know Deep V's are overdone and heavier, but they only weigh 85g more than OPs (V's-520g, OP's-435g). Make much of a difference?

    Think I should pick these up if I can talk him down fifty bucks? I ride a 2006 Bianchi San Jose SS.


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    I'm not sure what you're looking for with rims, but if it's purely cosmetic I found these the other day
    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1533
    They are similar to Deep Vs and go for $100 new. Obviously you are sacrificing quality, but they offer the look and the price.

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    Nah, looks are pretty low on my list of priorities. Obviously, it'd be cool to have stuff match, but I was planning on getting Mavic OPs for the ride quality, low weight, and ossum durability.

    I texted him saying I'd give him $150 and have yet to receive a response, so this post may be moot.

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    you can get those rims/hubs brand new on ebay (weinmann) for a similar price. Probablyl like 150-170. check it out. Basically, this is not a good deal. These aren't going to perform any better than the SJ's stock rims, but neither will Open Pros.
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    Open Pros won't perform better than Alex ACE 19's?

    Wat.

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    Care to elaborate PATX?

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    if they are velocity deep v's, that's a good deal (not a steal, but good), if they are weinmann or other assorted deep v knock offs, then you are just getting what i would consider to be an average price.
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    not noticeably, no. You're not going to be able to tell much of a difference. Maybe weight, but as you said the weight difference is pretty minor. Why do you think there is going to be a huge difference? open pros are great rims, don't get me wrong, but you are putting them on formula hubs and a steel bike. if you were on a light CF bike, then yeah, you might notice the weight difference. If you want faster, replace the tires on the SJ. Get some 23c slicks and pump them up to a high psi.
    Last edited by PedallingATX; 06-04-09 at 02:44 PM.
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    Yeah, I'm passing on them, but I'm more interested in what Pedallin had to say about OP's vs stock rims.

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    There is a shop near Boston That is selling the Wienniman(sp?) DEEP V with sealed orgin 8 Hubs for $80.00 (they are ugly Green wheels Gold Hubs with Black spokes)

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    i think you could probably find a better deal on bikeisland or bicyclewheelwarehouse

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    dude, keep looking. i just got a new deep v/formula front wheel for 40 bucks.

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    The open pro rims are garbage. Why would you want those over deep v's is beyond me.
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