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Old 11-27-11, 11:08 PM   #1
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aerospoke question

aerospoke question
Hey guys, I just picked up a aerospoke from a friend, and I when I got home I realized its slightly off trued. Not sure what I should do? Can I still use it? the bearings are still smooth and spins nicely. But I noticed at the brake area, there's a slight uneveness when you spin it . Can this be trued? btw its the 5spoke one, the famous one for track.
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Old 11-27-11, 11:10 PM   #2
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Track wheel: Mavic iO


Tarck wheel: Aerospoke

you can't true them

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Old 11-27-11, 11:16 PM   #4
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By the way, the reason it can't be trued is because it's a $20 plastic shell popped into a $50 mavic rim.

Aerospokes suck -.-
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Old 11-27-11, 11:31 PM   #5
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Ballers ride spinegies. Don't mess with that aerojoke ish.


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Is there some odd belief that saddle angle is to match stem or bar or something? Why do all these tark bikes floating around have such stupid saddle angles?
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Some saddles are designed like that, I have a selle Italia Flite that has a steep angle to it and it is very comfortable when your in a Aero position
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Some saddles are designed like that, I have a selle Italia Flite that has a steep angle to it and it is very comfortable when your in a Aero position
No saddle is designed to be that steep.
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I'd just put the wheel on a flat surface and whack at the high spots with a mallet.
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Is there some odd belief that saddle angle is to match stem or bar or something? Why do all these tark bikes floating around have such stupid saddle angles?
Jakarta/Indonesia/Malaysia is just behind all of us, it's reliving 2005~2006 again in the States, except the "Steal is Real". They are just spending a ton more money, than the kids that at the time that were getting off on ill-fitting NJS, on Carbon and Aluminum. I feel sorry for their wrists. It's inevitable when people spend money only for internet pictures and the riding part comes second.
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*Goes and adjust saddle angle on his Flite*
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Instead of being the typical ******,No you can not true that.
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By the way, the reason it can't be trued is because it's a $20 plastic shell popped into a $50 mavic rim.

Aerospokes suck -.-
Someone needs to do a little research. The rim is a Velocity Fusion and the carbon composite spokes aren't just "popped" onto anything.

Aerospokes don't suck, they're just heavy and not very practical - unless you're riding at maximum speed everywhere you go. I really liked mine and would rather have another Aerospoke than a Spinergy any day.

This thread doesn't need to turn into some sort of pro/anti Aerospoke debate. The OP was just asking if his could be trued, which unfortunately it cannot.
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unless you're riding at maximum speed everywhere you go.
all in. All out. Time trial commute.
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Old 11-28-11, 12:29 PM   #16
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Hell yeah, that's why I liked mine!
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Isn't it nice though to have a wheel that doesn't go untrue/lose tension after every single time you hit a bump or pothole? Or are they not really that tough?
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They are that tough - but if your wheels are becoming untrue that often, they weren't built right.
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Its not quite that they're untrue, just notice that my spokes loosen up a bit every now and then. Never happens at home, just here at school where the roads and side walks and such are super ****ty. Riding at night is almost impossible without knowing the area really well.
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spokes loosening up means it's a bad build and results in a wheel out of true, among other things. If your roads are that bad then it would a good idea to go for a bike like the Kilo WT

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Aerospoke has really good customer service and will probably work with you if you lie and say you bought it new (lol)
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spokes loosening up means it's a bad build and results in a wheel out of true, among other things. If your roads are that bad then it would a good idea to go for a bike like the Kilo WT
I thought of that a while like back, but i like the thinner tires. I've thought about a veep too, what with some people saying that they tend to be stronger, and other people saying they aren't.
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Aerospoke has really good customer service and will probably work with you if you lie and say you bought it new (lol)
Great "advice". Taking advantage of a company who is known for offering good customer service is ****ty.
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they offer replacement for 1/2 the cost of new which I think is fair for both parties
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I thought of that a while like back, but i like the thinner tires. I've thought about a veep too, what with some people saying that they tend to be stronger, and other people saying they aren't.
it's funny, since I have been riding with 35mm tires I learned that I can roll over most of the crappy roads here without problems and then I ride my other bike with narrow tires and I forget I have to steer around everything.
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