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Old 12-18-12, 09:44 PM   #1
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what is the value of this wheel + info?

i picked up a frame on craigslist and this wheel came with it.

ive never used a freewheel like this cog before, nor have I seen the "histop" lock

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Old 12-18-12, 09:53 PM   #2
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It's a generic boat anchor rim laced to a coaster brake hub with straight gauge spokes. It's not worth much.
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It's a generic boat anchor rim laced to a coaster brake hub with straight gauge spokes. It's not worth much.
What's the diff. between this rim and the Velocity b43?
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It's not a B43 is the difference.
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It's not a B43 is the difference.

Can you please fill me in? I was told it was b43 before I purchased and I'm trying to make a paypal dispute. Thanks
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Even if it is a real B43, it's an anchor laced to a ****ty coaster brake hub.

B43s are not considered one of Velocity's nicer rims (which is why they discontinued them for 2013).
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Can you please fill me in? I was told it was b43 before I purchased and I'm trying to make a paypal dispute. Thanks
Maybe it was a B43 before you purchased it, and now it's not.

So you bought a frame and one wheel. Off Craigslist. You paid with payPal. Now you want to dispute what you bought?
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'Buy first, research second' very rarely works.
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Maybe it was a B43 before you purchased it, and now it's not.

So you bought a frame and one wheel. Off Craigslist. You paid with payPal. Now you want to dispute what you bought?
setting up a claim because there was damage in shipping and frame wasnt "new" as advertised.
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I could kinda go for a wheel like that. If it was cheap, like $30.
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setting up a claim because there was damage in shipping and frame wasnt "new" as advertised.
FWIW - you do not file a claim with Paypal if something is damaged during shipping, you contact the seller and file a claim with USPS, UPS or whatever shipping company was used.

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FWIW - you do not file a claim with Paypal if something is damaged during shipping, you contact the seller and file a claim with USPS, UPS or whatever shipping company was used.

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Seller ignored me. My PayPal claim is on the frame which was advertised as "new" but clearly isn't. Contacted UPS, too. My main concern wasn't with the wheel...I was more or less just curious to find out info on it. Thanks for helping.
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Can you please fill me in? I was told it was b43 before I purchased and I'm trying to make a paypal dispute. Thanks
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...PayPal claim is on the frame... My main concern wasn't with the wheel...I was more or less just curious to find out info on it.
I hope you express yourself with more clarity in the claim that you do in interwebz forums.
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