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Old 07-22-09, 04:15 PM
big scholar
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Right on, thanks for the input, guys. I'll definitely get the wheels built with some Alpine IIIs. I'd love to get some Phil Woods, but I'll have to make sure I can afford it. The shop that's going to build the wheels for me carries them though, as well as Formula stuff.

As for how the wheels failed, I'm not exactly sure. I broke two spokes in three weeks, which I got fixed, and then last night, the hub just collapsed. From looking at it in the dim light last night, it appeared that the hub body had come loose off the axle. I'm not super up on mechanics, so I'm not sure if I'm describing this properly, and I was in too much of a rush to get a better look this morning.

If you're really curious, I can snap a pic later tonight.

Thanks again, everyone.
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