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Old 06-15-04, 05:31 PM   #1
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My new wheels!!

Well as many of you know, I have been in the process of building up a new wheelset.

477 dollars later I have my Phil Wood, black open pro wheelset on my bike!!!

Yeah I am stoked, I will take pics once I get my camera back form HereNT...

Anyway, time to go and test them out...


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(P.S. Thanks all for the suggestion of radial lacing the front wheel, looks uber-sexy)
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Old 06-15-04, 06:08 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see the pics....
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Old 06-16-04, 09:06 PM   #4
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Ok here is the first pic...
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And the last one...
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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wheels.

DOH!
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BEEEEYOOOOOOTEEEFULLLLLLLLLL!!!!

they look a lot like my wheels. but i don't have the CD open pros...i just have black ones. and my rear is fixed/free...with nothing on the free side...most pointless purchase made by me ever.
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Old 06-16-04, 09:30 PM   #10
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What is the CD denoting anyway? I didn't even notice...


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ceramic coating on the rims. supposedly to help the braking or something...
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Old 06-16-04, 10:20 PM   #12
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Like I needed that, the bike I put the wheels on doesn't have brakes... LOL...

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Scha-weet! They're enough to make a Quaker jealous. The black spokes are a nice detail. I didn't catch if you laced these up yourself or farmed 'em out.
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Those are some sexy wheels......
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The large flange? Black spoke front pic #3 is ....better than most front wheel ever I set glazzies onto.
Smashing!
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I'm liking those Phils...dangit now I want some of those high flange hubs. Sweet wheels, Goatmeal.
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Beautiful wheels! How do they the ride?

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Well they ride AWESOME...

I was actually surprised how light they were, I wasn't actually expecting them be so light, considering I was building them for solidity and durability. When I lift the front wheel off that ground and spin it, the wheel seems to spin forever, usually I get bored first.
I recommend to everyone to get set like em, you won't be dissapointed (surprising eh?)
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yeah those are nice i have the same set but with silver spokes and both front and back are laced te same. i love the open pro cd rims tehy look hot and are very nice for city riding
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I think I spend 30+ extra for the black spokes, I don't really know... It was purely for looks though, that is all..

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nicely done. Hot wheels.
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That's not that orange Miyata is it? I hope you didn't paint that. I loved the orange bike.
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K. Don't worry that isn't the Miyata...

It is the Kuwahara...

Here is a picture of the two of them making out...

Notice the new yellow tires on the Miyata, I don't blame the Kuwahara for wanting to make out with her.. heck, I almost have...

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K. Don't worry that isn't the Miyata...

It is the Kuwahara...

Here is a picture of the two of them making out...

Notice the new yellow tires on the Miyata, I don't blame the Kuwahara for wanting to make out with her.. heck, I almost have...

Phil
Both bikes are really nice. Orange miyata is uber cool. thanks for the pix.
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