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    Two e-emails about buying wheels, help me!

    First of all I am looking for cheap wheels to get my beater ass single speed converted into a fixed gear. So I am looking on Craigslist for some wheels, I posted an ad saying I wasn't ready to pay a ton of money and these are two emails. What do you guys think is my best bet, I don't know how much the first guy wants yet. Also the second one confused the hell out of me.

    "Hi there,
    I may be able to help you.....
    I have a newly built flip-flop track wheel with an Ambrosia aero rim at home.
    If you need a front wheel, as well....I'm sure I have a decent front wheel laying around too.
    Let me know if you would like to see it....
    Take care"

    "hi,
    i have a set of maillard 700 pro tubular track wheels. they came stock on my 1979 marinoni track bike. they're built on feather-light fiamme tubular rims, and are italian threaded, so you must use a miche lockring. the rear is single-sided, fixed only. $100 takes them as is with tubular tires, or if you buy a pair of new sun cr18 clincher rims (700c eyeletted, 36h, about $30 retail each), i'll rebuild them for you for $25 extra and throw in a pair of old continental clincher tires."

    Keep in mind, I just want to be able to get around efficiently and go fast. Everyone is usually pretty helpful here though, so... word.

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    If it is a beater bike, I think we can safely eliminate the tubular option ...

    In other news ... us? ... helpful? ... really?

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    Haha, I mean atleast people aren't *******s about stuff and like you just said, I would have had no idea if a tubular tire should have been an option. But yeah... I might be a little uneducated too haha.

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    I read that! I read that!
    Do you/anyone else who read this know what kind of rims that first man is talking about?
    Because if I go with the second guy I don't want to be spending another 85 bucks just to get normal rims!

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    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1533

    Why not just get these? They are new. There are cheaper options also, but these come in red/yellow/white.

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    Even cheaper, better (IMO) than the bikeisland stuff.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=5140

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