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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 12-05-09, 09:41 PM   #1
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50$ wheelset NEW what do you think?

http://www.flys.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=2065

anybody used these before? or know about these?
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Old 12-05-09, 10:10 PM   #2
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There is a saying- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. For $50 I wouldn't expect much in the way of quality or durability.
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Old 12-05-09, 10:50 PM   #3
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yeah janky rims, and unsealed hubs.. $50 makes a cheap emergency wheelset.

and woah, check out their bikes.



unequal seatstays.. interesting.

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Old 12-05-09, 11:13 PM   #4
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and an 8lb frame?
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Old 12-05-09, 11:18 PM   #5
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massive lols were had on that website.
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Old 12-05-09, 11:28 PM   #6
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I call shenanigans.
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any wheelset <300 is probably janky imo
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any wheelset <300 is probably janky imo
Eh, Formulas to Mavic CXP22's can be had for ~200 and are pretty solid.
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Eh, Formulas to Mavic CXP22's can be had for ~200 and are pretty solid.
Please don't feed the trolls.
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A company that makes sunglasses making bikes?
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A company that makes sunglasses making bikes?
well they both have frames...
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They must make it up in volume. Seriously though, if you spend enough time talking to folks in the industry, they'll tell you their cost on most any item. And I can't imagine being able to even source decent parts for $50. You would have to have the crappiest hoops laced to cheap unsealed hubs with cheap spokes.
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Longframe is long.
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hahahaha

7lb wheelset? 3175 grams in the worst possible place. and here i thought the h+son i just built up was too heavy

just wheels and frame are about a pound lighter than my road bike complete lulz
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