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Old 02-15-11, 11:05 AM
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LeeG
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
$600 is hard to argue with. But I will say, after getting it assembled/checked at the local shop, tuning the wheel and replacing spokes, and changing out the stem and riser, he has more like $800 in it (not counting things he would have changed anyway on any bike, like the saddle). In retrospect, I'd rather build a Surly LHT for that price (using some slightly used eBay parts) than buy the Windsor already built. If nothing else, you can get much better wheels that way.
just guessing the wheels weren't checked for tension out of the box or before the trip? It's awfully easy to think the wheels are fine because they're true but these modern rims are surprisingly stiff and can have out of tension spokes and still look true.

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