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    aerospoke question

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    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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    Track wheel: Mavic iO


    Tarck wheel: Aerospoke

    you can't true them
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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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    Ballers ride spinegies. Don't mess with that aerojoke ish.



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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdmjunkie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    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.
    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 Sherblock View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    unless you're riding at maximum speed everywhere you go.
    all in. All out. Time trial commute.

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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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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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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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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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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
    Last edited by hairnet; 11-28-11 at 12:49 PM.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FakeFuji View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    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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