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Old 08-22-10, 08:09 PM   #1
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Wheel recommendations

My son was T-boned by a car a few days ago (written up on the over 50 forum) and miraculously did fine except for some nasty cuts and bruises. He rides a BD Motobecane SS/FG, which also seemed to hold up well. However, the wheels were trashed and I need to replace them.

What would you boys recommend? I'm interested in function over form, and something that is reasonably inexpensive.

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Old 08-22-10, 08:17 PM   #2
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http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...ath=87_172_176
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Formula hubs laced to mavic cxp 22's... you can find them below than $150 here: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...ath=87_172_178

Velomine has lots more combos if that doesnt fit you. They're pricing is great and support is aswell.

EDIT: Basically what seau said but with more detail.... bloody pigeon beat me!
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I think most would suggest

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...3qp45r4vdspbm5

or this

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...3qp45r4vdspbm5

Hope your son recovers quickly and hope the frame is still completely sound too.
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all velomine....what have we turned into bfssfg??
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Well-informed consumers? There's plenty of great wheelset options on there, I just have a thing for SunRims. They are no bull****.
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im using a set of tec9's, a dude sells them on ebay for 100, they're great for mashing, and their pretty solid
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Anything from velomine. Its all good. Pick anything within your budget.
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Velomine it is. Thanks all.

So what kind of tires do you like?
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Tire choice depends on a lot of things, but for a good all purpose road tire I'd go wtih gatorskins, unless your kid is skid-happy, then just whatever's cheap.
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gatorskins

armadillos

grand prix 4000

panaracer pasela tg
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For tires I just ride what is cheap. Conti Ultra Race hold up surprisingly well for the low price. They suck in snow, but I don't think that you get much of that in Kentucky.
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