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Old 10-06-10, 06:27 PM   #1
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Opinions on wheels for a classic NJS bike

I'm looking for wheels that aren't deep profile wheels, more like open pro type wheels. I was wondering if there's any place online that I can order a pre-built set of Open Pros with a fixed/fixed hub, or something of a similar style. Price isn't an issue below 500 I suppose?

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Old 10-06-10, 06:34 PM   #2
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http://www.tracksupermarket.com/inde...roducts_id=644

Gran Compe aren't too bad, unless you want to get like... da hubs.
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i got a wheelset from Velomine that is Dura Ace hubs to Open Pro rims for my NJS build. They look good and perform very well. Velomine did a good job of building them, too. Paid like 370 shipped or something http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...qbd5dq9rajaoj0
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H Plus Son's new boxed profiled rims
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I am thinkin bout sellin my current wheelset. DA njs laced to open pro with gatorskins. Solid wheelset for sure!
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Araya golds, 36h. The classic NJS rim.
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i got a wheelset from Velomine that is Dura Ace hubs to Open Pro rims for my NJS build. They look good and perform very well. Velomine did a good job of building them, too. Paid like 370 shipped or something http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...qbd5dq9rajaoj0
Oh wow! this is awesome! what a great find/deal!
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Araya golds, 36h. The classic NJS rim.
Well id argue ukai njs rims would be more classis but araya is cool to!
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I dig the look of araya golds and reds, lace them to Dura ace hubs or Superbe hubs or whatever to match your cranx

Rims not to get for a CLASSIC njs build:
-Deep Vs
-HplusSon
-Anything with a deep v profile.

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Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite to be specific.
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I highly advise against getting actual NJS rims as tubulars are a big PITA. Unless this is just your dream build that won't be ridden for commuting ever.
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had a deepv and hplusson before, now i have open pro 4s. all look good, but i got a good deal on the mavics
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had a deepv and hplusson before, now i have open pro 4s. all look good, but i got a good deal on the mavics
all look good, but some (open pros) are built better than others.
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I highly advise against getting actual NJS rims as tubulars are a big PITA. Unless this is just your dream build that won't be ridden for commuting ever.
i'm actually trying to get a tubular wheelset together to replace my clinchers tehehehehe

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I highly advise against getting actual NJS rims as tubulars are a big PITA. Unless this is just your dream build that won't be ridden for commuting ever.
araya 20A for the clincher that kinda looks like araya gold

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Oh wow! this is awesome! what a great find/deal!
+1 For Velomine!
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there are also tons of araya red clinchers kicking around...
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say, brah, what kinda njs frame u gots?
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Thanks for all the replies guys. It's not mine, it's my buddies. He recently purchased an Uno with a bunch of parts from njs-keirin.blogspot.com, only to have it stolen. In a fit of rage he bought a newer Vivalo and a sweet parts package to basically make it a complete build, other than the wheels. The only ones on the site that were clinchers were really deep profile Dreamworks wheels. He wanted more of a classic look for the bike, I think he went with one of those Open Pro wheelsets, thanks for the awesome deals guys.
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