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    Madison wheelsh*t...uh...I mean wheelset

    Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but I think the oem wheelset/tires of my newly acquired Madison aren't too good for me. The wheelset/tires on my Soho-S looks and feels more robust, but the schrader-valves sucks eggs and I don't know why.

    Anyways....I'd like to get a fix/fix wheelset replacement, but I'm also on a budget. What do I do now? Where's are the best places to get quality wheelsets at a fair price?
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    Thanks for the link. I think these should do me well for the velodrome class. Do you know the braking performance on the road with f/r brakes interfacing on the non-machines braking surface? Good? Bad? Ugly?

    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...2no9pn3rajlts5
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    So your wheels are true, your hubs spin fine, you haven't stripped out anything, yet you want to get new wheels because they don't feel "robust"?

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    hah, and then you link to Weinmann DP-18's.

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    What...your DP18s aren't robust? Mine sure as hell are. I find them to be rather zesty as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    hah, and then you link to Weinmann DP-18's.
    The oem R500s feel wimpy under power. I'm a newbie. What's wrong with the DP18s? I'm on a budget and I weigh 250lbs. Strong like bull, too See where I'm going with this? Why are you harshing my mellowdrome dreams with your elitist attitude....blickmandudetteguy?
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    First of all, blicks is female.

    Secondly, I have a set of DP18s and find them to be pretty damn tough. Not quite as nice looking as Velocity Deep Vs but I've had mine for well over a year, ride on some pretty crappy roads, weigh 205 lbs and have never had a problem. I get it...your stock wheels feel noodly and you want something more solid. DP18s/Formulas will most likely serve you well without having to spend a ton of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paipo View Post
    with your elitist attitude....blickmandudeguy?
    LOL, dude with breasts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    First of all, blicks is female.

    Secondly, I have a set of DP18s and find them to be pretty damn tough. Not quite as nice looking as Velocity Deep Vs but I've had mine for well over a year, ride on some pretty crappy roads, weigh 205 lbs and have never had a problem. I get it...your stock wheels feel noodly and you want something more solid. DP18s/Formulas will most likely serve you well without having to spend a ton of money.
    E-X-A-C-T-L-Y....thanks for understanding. And thanks for clueing me in as to who/what blicks is. No biggie. I've been up for almost 26 hours now with a few more to go. I'm feeling kinda noodly...like these noodly R500s...lol.

    (hey blicks....its cool)
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    the wheels are fine. your judgement needs replacement.

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