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Old 02-06-07, 04:29 PM   #1
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Just bought nice set of wheels via ebay.. Take a Look

Just recently bought a nice set of handbuilt wheels via ebay. They were built on Shimano LX/Disc Compatible Hubs with Mavic A119 rims.. 36 hole and will work with both rim and disc brakes.. I found this to be a nice feature since I am using rim brakes now but disc is always a possibility in the future..

The build was solid, the wheels a little heavier than my stock Open Pro - 36 hole wheels but that is what I expected. I initially bought these for more offroad use on the Cyclocross bike with the thought that I may do some light touring later in the summer.. Being a heavier rider over 200+ pounds I have found that using 36 hole rims give your fewer problems down the road, so that is what I was looking for..

The seller shipped the wheels the same day I paid and they arrive to me California 2 days after purchase.. Overall super satisfied.. With expedited shipping/insurance they were right at 161.00 total.. Here is a link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200075287705
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I made a best offer of 120.00 and it was accepted...
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I'm not trying to be negative but nowhere does it say hand built. It says custom built but it does not say hand built.
At any rate, these wheels are ideal. Rim or disk brake and they look "normal" without the disks installed.
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How was the tension and trueness on those wheels when they arrived? They're a pretty great value--if they quality is also there in the build methinks them impossible to beat.
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have em checked at a local shop or you risk disappointment... stilla good deal
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I had emailed the seller who sells many wheels on ebay and was told they were handbuilt.. The wheels came out of the box true and perfect to the eye.. I will have the tension checked soon.. I rode them today and normal light pings when I mounted up but they settled in fine and are still straight as an arrow..

They were obviously built with sturdines in mind.. Straight gauge spokes, 36 hole rims and lx hubs.. Like I said not the lightest wheelset but I will take sturdy over lightweight for what I want to use it for..

I liked the fact that they would work with rim or disc brakes.. I am using Shorty 6 Canti's right now but having disc as an option for the future is a big plus..

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