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Old 09-06-10, 08:46 AM   #1
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Finally got a descent wheelset!

Living in Toronto and shopping on a budget made it that much harder, but after 2 weeks I finally did it.

Here they are, miche primato hubs x deep Vs

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3552/michexdeepv.jpg

First person that guesses how much I paid for them shipped (tires,tubes,cogs,lockrings) gets a high five

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Old 09-06-10, 08:48 AM   #2
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Nice wheelset. I have the Miche primato hubs and love them!
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Old 09-06-10, 09:38 AM   #3
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my question is where did you get them
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how fast have you descended with them?
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Old 09-06-10, 10:08 AM   #5
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my question is where did you get them
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how fast have you descended with them?
my bike isnt finished yet
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Old 09-06-10, 10:13 AM   #6
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What are you going to use as your ascent wheelset?
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What are you going to use as your ascent wheelset?
He'll probably flip them around. That's what I always do. Forwards on the ascent, backwards on the descent.

But seriously, those look like nice wheels.
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I'm a big fan of "mee"-"kay" hubs. Those rims are also just enough V for me. My buddy who just build his gazzetta up with those rims but with origin8 hubs nearly swayed me. Those rims are the only tarck deep Vs I like.

I just agonized over a wheelset purchase to build up my new frame and I went with the Ambrosio track wheelset for $210 NIB/shipped on eBay. From what I can see they are just rebranded Miche hubs and rims as well. I'm amazed more people do not run Miche/Amborsio hubs. Love 'em.
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no one is gonna try to guess how much i paid?
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I didnt say I stole them....the hub set is 150$ plus shipping
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$230. Not including driving across the border or shipping.

what do I win?
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those hubs are not worth more than $60.
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They cost around $85 for a set.
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those hubs are not worth more than $60.

i read someone here write that price is what you pay and value is what you get.
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Hubs with sealed bearings and 3/8 axles are all the same in my books. One set costs $30, another set costs $300. You pay for looks and the cachet.

I will gladly pay more money for a hub that looks better. The Miche and Ambrosio hubs look good. Better than Origin8 hubs. I won't pay another $200 to get allen cap screws. My $3 15mm wrench works just fine.

Again, hubs are hubs.
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I like the Miche hubs. They were a good buy and will hopefully last me for awhile.

You wheelset looks nice and im sure it will ride very smoothly
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Hubs with sealed bearings and 3/8 axles are all the same in my books. One set costs $30, another set costs $300. You pay for looks and the cachet.

I will gladly pay more money for a hub that looks better. The Miche and Ambrosio hubs look good. Better than Origin8 hubs. I won't pay another $200 to get allen cap screws. My $3 15mm wrench works just fine.

Again, hubs are hubs.
Wait, I thought Miche hubs use 10mm rear axle.
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i read someone here write that price is what you pay and value is what you get.
brilliantly put.
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how fast have you descended with them?


This may have gone over a few people's heads . . .
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my bike isnt finished yet
You don't have a bike?
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