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Old 04-09-10, 06:25 PM   #1
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Good deal on a wheelset + tires/tubes/cog/lockring

Just figured I would post this to help out anyone that is looking for a cheap, decent wheelset. $99 shipped and they include tubes/tires/cog/lockring.

http://cgi.ebay.com/EIGHTHINCH-AMELI...item2eac48dbc7
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Old 04-09-10, 06:32 PM   #2
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holy smokes, those are heavy.
1640 grams Front, 1740 Rear
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holy smokes, those are heavy.
1640 grams front, 1740 rear
with tires & tubes mounted
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holy smokes, those are heavy.
1640 grams Front, 1740 Rear
That includes tires and tubes. Not that bad really for that price point.
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still, tires and tube would add about 340g to each wheel.
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You are discussing weight--- but not price?! It is not a good deal if you are buying garbage. Regardless of weight--- how does this add up in terms of cost (the sum of its parts)? What is the cheapest shipping on wheels? $20? A decent set of hubs alone will cost the remaining $80 for the pair (Forumula). A decent cog and lock ring at least $20 (if not 30). A decent (as in rideable) tires are $40 -50 PLUS tubes. I seriously question these sorts of deals. We have not even discussed spokes of rims...

Anyone here actually use these wheels?
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still, tires and tube would add about 340g to each wheel.
i wouldn't be surprised if just the tire alone weighed >300g.
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I had these for a while. They aren't really that bad for a start up wheel set, but i warn you, your gonna want something better later on. I do agree with the GOOD DEAL part.

Its a ready to go wheelset for 100$, not bad.

I sold my rear for $40 w/out tire and tube.
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holy smokes, those are heavy.
1640 grams Front, 1740 Rear
Still Lighter than bare Aerojokes
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Just figured I would post it up as an alternative to the Tec9's that are now $120+. If these are heavier than the Tec9's, I'll be very surprised. I would also imagine that that Eighth Inch cog/lockring and Kenda tires are of better quality than the ones that come with the Tec9's.
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Unfortunately they're both unsealed hubs. I guess it all comes down to the aesthetic preference on these. I'd personally go with the Amelia's though... They look more classy.
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i'd recommend people to get the tessas. it's only 50 bucks, just skip a date and bam way better wheels
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Good find and a great deal! Most fixie/SS riders, except weight weenies, could care less about weight savings...it's all about wheel strength in real urban/city riding. I ride often in S.F. and that city will chew up any light weight wheel set.
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for the price it's good. $100 would get me a 1100g front wheel with tire, tube and rimstrip.
for another $100, I'd get a 1300~1400g, or there abouts rear wheel with tire, tube and rimstrip.
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