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Old 04-30-04, 01:06 AM
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OK. So I think that Mum and Dad might be willing to buy me some Tri-Spokes to race on.

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BUT due to costs we will have to buy second hand. I have found a great deal. These wheels are half retail (about normal) and come with tubulars and cassette installed. It also comes with the conversion kit to make the front wheel into a rear fixed, for track use.

However my first problem is to convince my parents (and now myself) how safe it is to buy online. What if the wheel has been crashed etc? Will i actually get the item. What condition is it in?

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I would dearly love to have some information on buying stuff like this on the internet, especially firsthand experience.

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Old 04-30-04, 04:26 AM
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I was actually having a look at an altimeter on that very site last week. I didn't buy because I'm a little cynical about buying second-hand goods over the 'net from amateur sales people. Just my personal thing.
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Most second hand items I have bought are through Ebay and have never had a problem. I am not sure about trademe.com but they should have some way of protecting the seller. Also, if the seller accepts PayPay then they have a buyer/seller protection plan if the either of the two have a confirmed address and cc on file with them. Both Ebay and PayPal have some sort of protection so you do not get scrwed. They help resolve any disputes.

It seems to me that trademe.com leaves any disputes to be taken care of by the buyer/seller and does not get involved. I personally would not buy from there.

How old are the wheels? Ask if there are any stress fractures or cracks. If so do not get them. If the seller is local to you then you could go have a look at them before buying.

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I think I may not bid on these wheels... I have decided that I personally want to view any wheels that I am buying to check for cracks etc.

I have emailed a guy from a Classifieds section of a cycle club, who is local and selling his for $1000. There would be no postage costs etc here.

I have also found for $500 a guy in Taupo (perhaps a 3 hour drive?) with a rear tubular trispoke. It has a $110 tyre and $145 Ultegra cassette on it. Would it be a good idea to get this wheel instead, and then save up for some deep rim Road racing wheels? I can get them for about $650. So then I could use a tri spoke and deep rim combo, then save for a disc, then a front Trispoke.

I would end up with:
full Trispoke set.
Full deep rim set.
Disc
30mm Rim wheelset (came on bike) for training.

I was going to buy some $200 clunker wheels to chuck on, but I thought just now for that money, I can put towards the deep rims. that brings price down to $450, and rear trispoke for $500 = $950(same price as one set of trispokes)

Thoughts people please?

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