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Ma Boras!

Old 02-23-06, 08:19 PM
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Up here in Canada, it's still too cold to do any serious riding, but man, these babies I picked up used from
my LBS for the smokin' price of $750 (to clarify, that's approx. US, I paid around $900 CAN) last weekend will heat things up, and I know you guys say TTIWWP!

Now, if I could only find a frame worthy...

I think they'll feel dirty on my old CAAD. Damn it- if only I could afford to invest in SoCal!

2003 Boras, 18-spoke front, G3 in the back.



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Dayum...you came up ....!
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At first, I was a little nervous about picking up used carbon tubbies. However, my LBS was nice enough to let me test ride them for about 30 mins, and I absolutely fell in love. Not to mention, the sexy!!!

Once I got my head screwed on straight, I inspected the carbon rim for damage- only some wear-and-tear on the braking surface, obviously used with some pretty big scratches on the clearcoat, but only aesthetic.

Oh god, I'm thinking about Lightweights already. Yes, I am a weenie. Damn, guess I better keep saving...

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Nice! Thats a great price you got on those.

I wish Campag would make a set with a bit more stealth graphics, like Light Weights (less the LW cheesy font), however on most Race Bikes the the Boras look great!
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I personally love the graphics- they look even better when you're riding, you can't see the writing obviously, but the big white letters going round and round look amazing.

MY LBS said the G3 spoking is pretty difficult to true though... any thoughts on this?
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rrrrrrrrrooooowwwwwrrrrrr VERY NICE!!
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
I personally love the graphics- they look even better when you're riding, you can't see the writing obviously, but the big white letters going round and round look amazing.

MY LBS said the G3 spoking is pretty difficult to true though... any thoughts on this?
My understanding is the tire has to be removed to true, thus the difficulty.
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I would look like such a dick riding wheels like that -- as 15-yr old girls passed me on single speed beach cruisers -- but, they sure look nice.
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Well, hopefully the carbon rim won't go out of true too much. I'm going to use Tufo "glue-tape" and some Vittoria CX Open Corsa tub's with it. The tape isn't as sticky as some may think, & once off the internal nipples are easy enough to access.
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