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    Inexpensive Wheelset

    My Wobbler Gentlemen 80s are too beat up and I have $200 for a new wheelset.

    They have to be machined for brakes, front and back.
    Prefered set up:
    Black or neon green
    Deep v's for strength
    presta valve
    700c x 28-34c

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
    My Wobbler Gentlemen 80s are too beat up and I have $200 for a new wheelset.

    Prefered set up:
    Black or neon green
    Deep v's for strength
    presta valve
    700c x 28-34c

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
    Meh at the strength of deep v's its more about if the set is built more, and before you flip out I get it deeper is more metal and therefore stronger but were comparing two things which are both strong so whatever no need for that conversation. But for your specs I'd say Eigthinch Amelias I mean they will fit most stuff you want (maybe not the 34c but idk).
    If you are Google incompetent then here:
    http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...ime_Green.aspx
    http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...ssa_Black.aspx

    Wooo problem solved.

    edit: or Wabi's for a much nicer wheelset I'd say
    again: http://www.wabicycles.com/GXwheels.html and yay their super light!
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    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    Meh at the strength of deep v's its more about if the set is built more, and before you flip out I get it deeper is more metal and therefore stronger but were comparing two things which are both strong so whatever no need for that conversation. But for your specs I'd say Eigthinch Amelias I mean they will fit most stuff you want (maybe not the 34c but idk).
    If you are Google incompetent then here:
    http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...ime_Green.aspx
    http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod...ssa_Black.aspx

    Wooo problem solved.
    oooo..... neon green.

    Never ordered from cycling closeouts, how are they?

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    Fine I ordered from them shipping was a tad bit slow but hey its not bad you will be fine...
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post

    edit: or Wabi's for a much nicer wheelset I'd say
    again: http://www.wabicycles.com/GXwheels.html and yay their super light!
    I'm running 5 lbs in my tires and tubes as it goes, so nothing really matters.
    I might go latex tubes to shed off the thornproof tubes. the mr tuffys are working all too well

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    i don't think there's a better value than the iro wheelsets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i don't think there's a better value than the iro wheelsets.
    yeah, butbutbutbutbutbut the neon green!

    I really like eigthinch products. They are great quality and haven't broke on me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
    yeah, butbutbutbutbutbut the neon green!

    I really like eigthinch products. They are great quality and haven't broke on me yet.
    Must you say things that incite riots?
    And guess what, it is your money so if you want the color then do it it doesn't matter we just are acting like if we were buying it. Personally I will never buy any colorful rims again but thats just me so just go buy the green ones if you want them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Why you not buy coloryful rims?

    I have my SS as a show bike, my road bike is butt ugly

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    You could build a 15 pound Kilo for around $1500 or less.
    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...RVDGNYp-tthdQY How do hotdogs survive in the wild with no eyes or legs??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    You could build a 15 pound Kilo for around $1500 or less.
    wrong thread?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
    I'm running 5 lbs in my tires and tubes as it goes, so nothing really matters.
    Five pounds?

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    Make sure you get wheels with tappered bolts, or they won't work with your fixie drivetrain.

    Get some Velocity B43s and paint them the neon color of your choice. Use a brush, way better than spray can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Five pounds?
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    It's the internet, we could debate the appropriateness of zip ties or galvanized screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    You could build a 15 pound Kilo for around $1500 or less.

    Yes it is,sorry.
    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...RVDGNYp-tthdQY How do hotdogs survive in the wild with no eyes or legs??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    Yes it is,sorry.
    it happens

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    dont mean to grave dig, but is there any place in the bay area(CA) where they sell white weinman dp18's? I only know of one place and they sell the rear for a rediculous price. needa answer asap thanks.

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    them interwebs work well...
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    i dont understand why people have to be such smartasses on here. Dont you think i tried that?!?
    This is a part of the interwebs too and so far you docboyd arent much help.

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    well would you like to be more specific? do you mean local or what? your best bet is off the internet not from a store is what i am saying
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    first off im not your friend. second off, what you posted didnt answer my question. reading is fundamental lame ass. you really think id say bay area california and not shop local?? I wanted to get a wheel set of these somewhere in the SF area, i cant find the stock of what stores have white dp18's there stock at a reasonable price so i asked on here thinking somebody would help me instead of giving me some smart ass answer. the people on here really put me off from this site. nothing but snobby grammar nazi's with a chip on their damn shoulder.

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    Hence why I said your best bet is to go off the internet. If you ask around here you'll find that guys usually buy from either online or craigslist. The shops where you would find one will 99% of the time be over priced that is why I linked you multiple examples of cheaper ones online from one of the more respected shops online so you could find which one you would like more. If you need them asap then you will have to pay the premium for one of the random shops around your area (and sorry I cannot give you an answer to what shops are around but I gave you more than seems to be put out so far). You also may note that finding dp18s will most likely be harder than finding a set of deep v's or another more expensive wheelset because often times the cheaper sets just aren't stocked other than in large online sites. If you cant deal with the fact that most people on here remember that we are all on the internet forum and don't care much for being serious than you came to the wrong place. Yes we are all snarky and whatnot but its what we find funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    It's for sale.

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